BEYOND THE CHECK: Farmers Against Hunger Delivers Despite Challenging Conditions

BEYOND THE CHECK: Farmers Against Hunger Delivers Despite Challenging Conditions

Beyond The Check
NJ Agricultural Society's Farmers Against Hunger program (FAH), a 2021 Impact100 South Jersey General Operating Grantee, has been working through a perfect storm of national challenges at the local level. Meeting the needs of struggling farmers, families, and community organizations facing a pandemic, inflation, and drought made their programs even more critical to the region. But they have shown up and flexed to meet the demand. New Jersey farmers faced so many obstacles this year and many were not able to offer the amount of surplus crops that they have in the past. Abnormal climate conditions, such as early spring followed by spring frost that damaged plantings, combined with drought later in the season, made growing conditions extremely challenging. On top of that, inflation, which affected fuel costs for tractors…
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BEYOND THE CHECK: Yogas & Alpacas at Ronald McDonald House

BEYOND THE CHECK: Yogas & Alpacas at Ronald McDonald House

Beyond The Check
How to bring joy to kids?  Bring Alpacas to Ronald McDonald House. YES, Alapacas. Supporting our grantees and their missions can take many forms. Impact100 South Jersey Nonprofit Outreach Committee Co-Chair Sue Levy-Polikoff arranged a visit from Morning Glori Farmette located in Marlton, NJ for the first ever Alpaca visit. Rocky and Party Crasher were a big hit, even though some families were a bit apprehensive in the beginning. During another visit, Sue taught Yoga to parents, staff and some of the kids who are undergoing treatment or post op treatment/therapy at local hospitals." I don't think the parents realized how much they needed this till they noticed their bodies starting to relax which is huge." Levy-Polikoff also created activity packets for the kids that included word search with yoga words…
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Pinelands Preservation Alliance and Impact100 South Jersey, Perfect Together!

Pinelands Preservation Alliance and Impact100 South Jersey, Perfect Together!

Beyond The Check, SJ WOMEN GIVE
Impact100 South Jersey members had a picture perfect day to experience the beauty of the Pinelands with a hike at the Black Run Preserve in Evesham Township. The hike was led by Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director of the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA), one of our two 2022 $50,000 general operating grantees. Carleton was excited to share their work with our members when Nonprofit Outreach committee member, Susan Andrew, reached out to organize this meetup.  During the 1.5 hour hike through the preserve, members were treated to beautiful scenery and an overview of the history of the Pinelands.  They learned about the unique composition of the water and soil that make this ecosystem different from other forest habitats. They also learned how suburban development impacts the environment and the ways PPA…
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BEYOND THE CHECK: Meet Our Grantees

BEYOND THE CHECK: Meet Our Grantees

Beyond The Check, Events
Our grantee leaders will provide a brief overview of nonprofit structure and the role that funders, volunteers, and board members play in the success of their missions. Grantee organizations will be exhibiting to share detailed information about their programs and how you can make a difference on a personal level.  The event will take place October 11th at 6 PM at the RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 Riverwinds Drive, West Deptford, NJ 08086. Nonprofits organizations will include: Family Promise of Southwestern New JerseyWoodford Cedar Run Wildlife RefugeHopeworks 'N CamdenAlice Paul Institute Cathedral KitchenBig Brothers and Sisters of Cumberland County This diverse group of nonprofits offer a variety of missions that will match IMPACT100 members who want to engage with causes that inspire them! Bring a friend for FREE and introduce them to…
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