Project Self Sufficiency Receives Grant from Macy’s

Project Self-Sufficiency recently received a grant from Macy’s in support of the agency’s food distribution program, The Food Project: Nourishing Our Neighbors.  The food pantry at Project Self-Sufficiency offers free food and limited personal care products to Sussex and Warren County residents, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   Patrons need not be agency participants.  Funding from Macy’s is specifically allocated for emergency food distribution related to the COVID-19 crisis.


Project Self-Sufficiency is welcoming monetary donations to purchase food, as well as the donation of non-perishable items such as canned soups and stews; canned fruits and vegetables; fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables; frozen meals; coffee; tuna; pastas and sauces; peanut butter and jelly; toothpaste; shampoos and conditioners; hair care products; skin care products; laundry detergents; diapers and baby wipes; toilet tissue; facial tissue; and feminine hygiene products.


“The need for nutritious food by the vulnerable members of our community has increased exponentially during this public health crisis and we are exceptionally grateful to be the recipient of a grant from Macy’s,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director at Project Self-Sufficiency.  “Thanks to outstanding community support, The Food Project: Nourishing Our Neighbors at Project Self-Sufficiency is open and ready to serve anyone in need.”


Those who are interested in accessing The Food Project: Nourishing Our Neighbors at Project Self-Sufficiency are invited to visit the campus, 127 Mill Street, Newton or call the agency, 973-940-3500.  Monetary and food donations will be gratefully accepted at the agency Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Monetary donations can also be made at


Project Self-Sufficiency is an invaluable community resource, providing comprehensive programs proven to help northwestern New Jersey residents in need get through challenges and thrive in the future.

Programs offered at Project Self-Sufficiency include family literacy education, computer training and job placement services, assistance with parenting skills, childcare, counseling and advocacy, referrals, and help with emergency basic needs.  To make a donation, or for more information about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, visit or call 973-940-3500.

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