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‘Project Dash’ to Battle Food Insecurity in Bergen County

By Jhoana T. Merino-Martinez 

News Editor 

By the end of May, the Bergen County Food Security Task Force hopes to deliver 100,000 hot meals to nonprofits across the county, roi-nj.com reports

‘Project Dash’ is a partnership between the Bergen County Food Security Task Force and Doordash to provide hot, nutritious meals to families across the county while reviving local restaurants. 

This project is also being run with the help of HealthBarn Foundation Inc. and Ridgewood’s Feed the Frontlines, the source continues. 

In doing so, DoorDash pledges to give a grant of $6,500 to this effort to boost job opportunities for drivers while making the deliveries cost-free, roi-nj.com reports. 

The initiative itself can be traced back to March 2021, when a $1 million grant was awarded to the HealthBarn Foundation by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, roi-nj.com reports. 

Healthbarn is an organization that helped initiate the Feed the Frontlines program, whose closest faction is in Ridgewood

Before this partnership, the program relied on local drivers and volunteers; yet with DoorDash’s commitment there is hope for a speedier process. 

It is no doubt that these efforts are very much appreciated by Bergen County residents and the FDU community alike. 

COVID-19 Numbers 

From yesterday to today, there was an increase of 3,563 new cases in New Jersey, with 370 cases from Bergen county.  

Thurs. 4/15/2021Wed. 04/14/2021
New Jersey963,483959,921
Bergen County97,11896,748

*Numbers according to Google Statistics

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Art by Jhoana T. Merino-Martinez

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