Real Estate Journal — NJAA Conference & Expo — May 12 - 25, 2017 — 5D


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2017 NJAA C onference & E xpo

HomeFront provides emergency shelter, transitional housing &permanent service-enriched housing Investors Foundations partner with HomeFront FoodPantry L awrenceville, NJ — For those who are homeless, not hav- affordable housing searches, job placement and readiness skills.

In addition to its emergency food distribution, Mercer said that, on any given night, HomeFront provides emer- gency shelter, transitional housing and permanent ser- vice-enriched housing to more than 450 people, nearly two- thirds of whom are children. Mercer also explained that HomeFront provides other services as well, including case management, home- lessness prevention services (such as back rent and util- ity assistance), free cloth- ing and household goods at HomeFront’s “FreeStore,”

ing shelter is just one of their concerns. Finding good, nu- tritious food to sustain them and their families often can be difficult, if not impossible. Thanks to the HomeFront or- ganization, its “FoodPantry,” and grants totaling $10,000 from the Investors and Roma Bank Community Founda- tions, finding that food might be a bit easier for families in Mercer County. According to HomeFront president and CEO Connie Mercer, there are hundreds of families in Mercer Coun- ty who must decide if they should buy food or pay their rent. “Emergency food bags are available from our Food- Pantry,” said Mercer, “for the increasing number of families and seniors who can’t afford to buy enough food to make it through the month.” She said that HomeFront distributes 700 bags of free groceries to low-income families each month. “These grants from Investors and the Roma Com- munity Bank Foundations will enable us to continue our efforts to provide emergency food to those families who need it the most.” “It is heartbreaking,” said Investors Bank senior mar- ket manager Linda Martin , “when you think of children without food, or seniors who have to decide between pay- ing their rent, buying food, or buying medicine. These are the most vulnerable of our citizens, and the Inves- tors and Roma Community Bank Foundations not only are happy to be able to pro- vide support, but feel it is our obligation as members of the Mercer County community.” Homefront applied for the grants from the Investors and Roma Community Bank Foundations, which support non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communi- ties served by Investors Bank. Roma Bank became part of Investors Bank in December 2013. Another service HomeFront coordinates is the delivery of donated hot meals prepared by area congregations and community groups. These organizations also donate and prepare food for HomeFront events, fromholiday parties to graduation ceremonies.

“HomeFront also provides special programming for chil- dren,” said Mercer, “which includes our award-winning pre-school program, sum- mer camp, after-school tutor- ing and other recreational, enriching and educational activities.” She said the orga- nization works collaboratively with congregations, corpo- rations and organizations “who assist in our mission of returning families to indepen- dence.” n

Shown from left: Investors Bank assistant VPand Lawrenceville branch manager Cynthia Ricker, senior market manager Linda Martin, and Scott Kintzing, VP, business lending, recently presented grants totaling $10,000 from the Investors and Roma Bank Community Foundations to HomeFront President and CEO Connie Mercer for the organiza- tion’s FoodPantry.


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