Homeless Families Receive Groceries Meats to Stock New Pantries
Kilmer Homes received a donation and delivery of groceries and meat to help homeless individuals and families cook their first meals in their new kitchens. The donations will stock the pantries and refrigerators of those who have moved into the 30 supportive housing apartments.
Hands of Hope Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen donated 30 boxes of groceries. The food pantry is based at St. James Episcopal Church in Edison. The program is run under the direction of Jackie Goedesky and Board Member Charles Tamaro has been a longtime and strong supporter of Kilmer Homes.
“Hands of Hope has been serving those in need since 1992. Last year, we provided food to over 13,080 men, women and children and are pleased to be able to help the homeless families and individuals moving into Kilmer Homes stock their pantries as they begin new chapters in their lives.”
Said Jackie Goedesky.
J. Vrola Meats in Sayreville believes in supporting local communities especially families in need. Under the direction of Sales Manager Walter Myslinski, the company donated 30 pounds of frozen hamburgers, hot dogs and bacon to those moving into the supportive housing units.
These donations help the individuals and families moving into their new apartments get off to a good start and regain their independence.
On May 1, 2015, tenants began moving into newly constructed affordable apartments built on vacant land at the former Camp Kilmer army base in Edison, N.J. The 120-unit development includes 88 units of affordable workforce housing and 30 units of permanent, supportive housing for homeless individuals and families.
The Kilmer Homes development is the result of nearly a decade of collaboration by a partnership of housing developers and social services providers.