JCCRP Receives Grant for National Outreach
The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) is to receive an increase in their grant from the Nutrition Consortium of New York State. The new funding has allowed the organization to hire a new coordinator to help people with the food stamp application process and answer questions that Far Rockaway residents may have.
As forty percent of poverty level children in Queens County reside in Rockaway, the Consortium increased funding to the organization. Harvey Gordon, executive director of the JCCRP, believes it’s unfortunate that so many people in the area are not accessing the nutritional resources available. "We at the JCCRP are proud to be creating community awareness and support of nutrition assistance programs and increasing program participation."