Congratulations to the HealthBarn Foundation, the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce and participating local restaurants! Lots of hard work and coordination went into securing a $1Million state grant to provide 100,000 high-quality, nutrionally balanced meals for families facing food insecurity. At the same time, this $1Million grant will also support local restaurants. We extend a collective, heartfelt thank you to all those involved in securing this grant. It truly is a WIN-WIN for our community!!
Read more about this in this article from NorthJersey.com: HERE
How can you help? Volunteer sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4dacae2ca0f58-feed3
Want to donate? Go to http://www.healthbarnfoundation.org/…/feed-the-frontlines/
What is the HealthBarn Foundation?
We are so lucky to have HealthBarn USA based right here in upper Ridgewood! Health professional and author, Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, founded the Healthbarn Foundation in 2015 with the mission “to gift children and families nutritious food through access and in conjunction with nutrition education for their health and happiness.” The HealthBarn Foundation, a 501c3, is the charitable arm of HealthBarn USA, a renowned organization and leader in teaching families ( kids and adults alike) about heathy-lifestyle and nutrition in a very fun, engaging and collaborative way.
Healthbarn’s Healing Meals Program
In 2015, health professional, Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, started the HealthBarn Foundation with three programs including School Nutrition Education, Garden-to-Table Scholarships and Healthy Meals. Through the Healthy Meals program (one of the three original Healthbarn Foundation programs), Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, wants to improve the quality of food given to those in need. With many of our neighbors facing chronic health conditions along with food insecurity especially during the pandemic, the Healthbarn Foundation is part of the solution in helping to get healthy food to those in need.
For more information about “Healing Meals” program and the other great Healthbarn Foundation inititiatives, check out their website: http://www.healthbarnfoundation.org/
Help Healthbarn Give Back to our Community
To make a donation click here.
Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, the founder of HealthBarn USA, wrote, “Food insecurity is an immediate need that can be resolved through awareness and a giving heart. Let’s work together to get nutritious food on tables where its needed most — we can do it!”
Yes, we can!
Stacey Antine – Health professional and Author
Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, the founder of HealthBarn USA is also an Author – check out her books: Appetite for Life: The Thumbs-Up, No-Yucks Guide to Getting Your Kid to be a Great Eater
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