Funding to Replenish Sandy Food Donations
The grant will provide $75,000 to the New Jersey Department of Human Services.
The New Jersey Department of Human Services was awarded grant funding to help replenish food supplies used during Hurricane Sandy to feed low income, elderly residents, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-NJ, and Robert Menendez, D-NJ, announced Tuesday.
The $75,000 grant will be used to provide county Area Agencies on Aging with funds to replenish the supply of shelf-stable meals used during the storm to feed victims, a release from the senators' office said.
"This funding is another example of the federal government stepping up to take care of New Jersey in the wake of Superstorm Sandy," Lautenberg, a lead author of the Sandy relief legislation, said in a release. "Once Sandy struck, the State moved quickly to make sure the most vulnerable New Jerseyans didn’t go hungry, and this federal funding will help ensure that if another disaster strikes, we’ll be ready once again."
The grant is part of $60.2. billion Hurricane Sandy relief package HR 152 enacted by Congress in January.