Expansion and coordination of services to the indigent in New Brunswick

Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.This grant supports the employment of a managerial staff (full-time director and part-time administrative assistant) to supervise the volunteer feeding program for the indigent in New Brunswick. Elijah's Promise is the consolidation into a single organization and service site of three separate church-based meal programs (Christ Episcopal Church, Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Church of St. John the Evangelist). The project objectives are: (1) supervise the voluntary meal service; (2) identify and renovate a permanent facility; (3) establish on-site volunteer health and social services within the facility; and (4) develop a base of community support to ensure future continuation of the program. Aside from volunteer time, Elijah's Promise receives approximately $100,000 annually for food purchases from numerous sources (i.e., federal and county governments and such local charities as United Way, Salvation Army, and Catholic Charities).

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $222,454.00

Awarded on: 10/25/1990

Time frame: 12/1/1990 - 11/30/1993

Grant Number: 17431


Elijah's Promise

211 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, 08901-1308


Lisanne G. Finston
Project Director