Wayne United Food Outreach Program

Wayne United is a collaborative effort joining community nonprofits and grassroots groups to assist individuals struggling with food insecurity in our local community. Through our network of groups and volunteers, we are working to acquire, package and distribute meals every week to residents who are in most need of food assistance.

The Wayne YMCA serves as the lead agency, and partner organizations include:

  • Wayne Township
  • Wayne Public Schools
  • Wayne Education Association
  • Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry
  • Wayne Helping Hands
  • Wayne Council of PTOs
  • Wayne Volunteers
  • Feed it Forward
  • Community Foodbank of NJ

The current food assistance needs in Wayne are greater than any one organization can provide. For this reason, these organizations and food pantries have united efforts to serve Wayne residents during this pandemic and beyond. Many families, senior citizens and single residents are impacted, some for the first time, by the physical, mental and financial strains of this crisis.

Please raise your hand and join this effort. If you have a group willing to be on the donation rotation, we want to hear from you.

If people also want to volunteer to help by donating food or their time they can reach out to Jill Goordman jgoordman@metroymcas.org.

What does it mean to be “food insecure”?

The U.S Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. Food insecurity impacts every community in the U.S., and can affect anyone living above or below the poverty line, according to Feeding America.

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