HomeFront has been distributing twice the amount of food and essentials to local families in need than in a typical year, and six times the amount of diapers and wipes. This is in line with a doubling in need seen nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic.
HomeFront works to break the cycle of poverty in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring of the community. The nonprofit’s mission is to ease the immediate pain of homelessness and provide local families in need with all the tools and essentials necessary to become self-sufficient.
HomeFront offers a comprehensive service model of over 30 programs including temporary shelter, housing assistance, education, job training and placement, children’s programs, and more. Every night HomeFront provides a safe place to sleep for over 500 community members, most of them children.
During the pandemic, HomeFront has provided 378,500 meals to local neighbors in need.
Hopewell’s HomeFront Holiday “Pop-Up” Information & Donation Center will be open from 3-6 p.m. Fridays, Dec. 11 and 18; from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 12 and 19; and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 13 and 20.
Community members are welcome to stop by 31 West Broad St. in Hopewell to donate non-perishable food, personal hygiene items, diapers, baby wipes and adult or children’s art supplies for local families in need.
Representatives from HomeFront will be on site to share information about the current hunger and homelessness situation locally, and how to get involved to help.