Investors Foundation grant to help grow Gateway’s Mill Creek Urban Farm
Gateway Community Action Partnership recently received a $2,500 grant from Investors Foundation. The grant will help further Gateway’s mission of providing services that improve the quality of life and promote self-sufficiency by ¬allowing for increased production at our Mill Creek Urban Farm in Bridgeton, NJ.
“This funding from the Investors Foundation will allow us to increase production and distribution at our Mill Creek Urban Farm,” said Albert B. Kelly, CCAP, President and CEO of Gateway Community Action Partnership. “ Much of the produce grown at our farm is distributed among those in our communities who are in need. And amid the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the need for emergency food locally has never been greater.
“ This grant from the Investors Foundation is certainly welcomed and much appreciated,” Kelly said.
Gateway Community Action Partnership is the designated Community Action Program (CAP) for Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties in Southern New Jersey and also provides services in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May and Mercer counties, as well as Philadelphia, Pa. As a CAP, Gateway helps low- and moderate-income residents identify and overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.
The agency’s more than 780 employees form a network of professional teachers, social workers, counselors, nutritionists and program planners, all dedicated to making our communities better places to live and work for all residents.
Gateway CAP operates programs in core areas, including housing, child care, health services, literacy, emergency services and community development to serve more than 48,000 clients annually in its coverage area. These inter-connected programs work at dozens of sites throughout the region, addressing the causes and effects of poverty. All programs aim to guide participants toward a future of self-sufficiency.
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