Manufacturing Cares is Feeding New Jersey

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Manufacturing Cares nears its goal of 2 million meals by 2023

Cedar Knolls, New Jersey: More than 1 million New Jersey residents go hungry each year—a majority of which are children. Manufacturing Cares’ mission is to provide a framework for New Jersey manufacturing companies to come together and provide a simple way to connect efforts, broaden reach and impact, and further demonstrate the strength and unity of New Jersey’s robust network of manufacturing companies. Every dollar donated to the Manufacturing Cares initiative will provide 3 meals for those in need. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has escalated the food insecurity crisis in our country, which has also been exacerbated by supply chain challenges, causing strain on the food supply and inevitably leading to inflation and the increase of cost for daily necessities, like food. The impact of these ongoing issues can also be felt at food pantries and food banks across the country, who rely heavily on subsidized bulk food purchases and food donations to meet the needs of their communities. To date, Manufacturing Cares has provided 1.76 million meals to New Jersey’s food challenged population, but we can’t stop there. As we near our goal of 2 million meals by 2023, we need your help in reaching and exceeding our goal. John Kennedy, CEO of NJMEP and one of the driving forces behind Manufacturing Cares, reminds us, “To me, the term ‘food challenged’ just doesn’t do it. People, especially kids, need good food to sustain them at work or school. As my Mom always told me–’It’s not the amount [that you give], it’s the activity of giving that matters most.’”

Contribute today and make a lasting difference in the lives of countless New Jersey residents. Hunger is still an issue–especially for our nation’s children–but the collective effort from New Jersey’s manufacturing sector gives our neighbors food for today, help for tomorrow, and hope for the future.

How can you help?

  • Follow the Link Below and donate directly to our Virtual Food Drive Page with the Community Foodbank of NJ:

Fundraising for Community FoodBank of New Jersey

  • Live in Central or South Jersey? Donate directly to Fulfill or any other food bank or Food Pantry. That includes monetary and/or goods provided.

  • Several Food and Beverage Firms have delivered Skid and Truckloads over the years. Again, please contribute and let us know here at NJMEP how you’re contributing.
  • $1 = 3 meals. Neighbors helping neighbors. Join us to make a difference.

About NJMEP: NJMEP helps to improve the profitability and competitiveness of small to medium-sized manufacturers in New Jersey. Backed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NJMEP enables organizations to enhance their productivity and efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve employee performance. For more than 20 years, NJMEP has used its extensive network of connections and proven track record of success to help manufacturers adapt to the latest innovative technologies and best practices to realize nearly $8 billion in value.​ 

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