The Hudson County Freeholder Board has made numerous funding awards to various organizations and programs throughout the County.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Freeholders approved an additional $50,000 to AngelaCARES. The money will be used to provide bagged groceries to the most vulnerable residents of Hudson County.
AngelaCARES has provided more than 10,000 bagged groceries to more than 9,000 individuals and families throughout Hudson County.
The need for food persists throughout Hudson County and AngelaCARES is prepared to meet the increased demand by providing bagged groceries to the most vulnerable residents of Hudson County.
A press release from the County states, “Chairman Anthony Vainieri, the Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County of Hudson are committed to providing the necessary resources needed to assist the most vulnerable residents of Hudson County during this pandemic.”
Because of the pandemic, the Freeholders approved an additional $119,306 to the Act Now Foundation to provide emergency home delivered meals and personal protective equipment kits to the senior residents of Hudson County.
The Act Now Foundation has provided more than 12,000 meals to 857 seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout Hudson County. The Foundation also takes into account dietary and religious food restrictions.
The need for specialized emergency home delivered meals and personal protective equipment kits persists throughout Hudson County and the Act Now Foundation is prepared to meet the increased demand by providing meals with specialized dietary and religious restrictions to the senior and disabled residents of Hudson County.
The Freeholders have also approved more than $1,913,986 for social services programs and community organizations in Hudson County. These programs will provide a multitude of services to senior citizens.
The contract will be for the term of January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. These funds are part of Mid-year Allocation of Area Plan Contract Funds for 2020.
The Executive Director of the Hudson County Area Agency on Aging, in consultation with the Senior Advisory Council to the Office on Aging, is in charge of disseminating these funds.
A much needed acceptance of $1,936,512 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation 2019 Local Bridges Fund Program, will help repair bridges and roads countywide.
The grant will provide repairs to the Clay Street Bridge, Bridge Street Bridge, Jackson Street Bridge and Hudson County roadways throughout this fiscal year. The three bridges are movable bridges crossing the Passaic River between Hudson and Essex Counties.
Finally, the COVID-19 Pandemic resulted in the Freeholders approving an additional $123,732 to the Hudson County Hunger Project and other local restaurants to provide home delivered meals to the senior residents of Hudson County.
Hudson County Hunger Project has provided more than 10,629 meals to 303 seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout Hudson County.
The Hudson County Hunger Project has also partnered with the following local restaurants: El Gordo, Made Meals, The Cliff, Freetown Road, Donor Xpress, Hudson Table, Café Peanut and Square One. These restaurants will be prepared to meet the increased demand for food by providing meals to the senior and disabled residents of Hudson County.