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NORWESCAP 50 Years Anniversary
Program of the Month
Food Bank

In celebration of NORWESCAP's 50th anniversary, Steve Kalafer, Chairman and Byron Brisby, President of the Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Dealerships are launching a campaign at all of their dealerships called "Drive to Success."   "For any person who buys a vehicle, new or pre-owned, at one of our dealerships, we will donate $200.00 to NORWESCAP in their name.  We are committed to this initiative and have already donated $10,000.00 in good faith."

To be eligible print the coupon and present it at one of their 8 locations on Routes 202 and 31 in Flemington and make your best deal.  Choose from their incredible selection of new and pre-owned brands – Ford, Lincoln, Nissan, Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, GMC, Buick, Chevy, Cadillac, Infiniti, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, BMW and Subaru. 

Steve Kalafer said "We are very proud to be associated with NORWESCAP.  Their mission of supporting and guiding individuals and families on a path to success impacts our communities in a very positive way.  On behalf of our associates and their families we are honored to launch the "Drive for Success" campaign".

Terry Newhard, CEO of NORWESCAP stated, "We are extremely excited and honored that Steve and Byron have selected NORWESCAP to be a beneficiary of their commitment to the community.  We have been associated with Flemington Car and Truck Country for over 30 years.

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So many changes…so much to look back on…so much to look forward to. The NORWESCAP Food Bank has been in existence more than 30 years. The first year of operation we distributed 50,000 pounds of food to 10 charities. This past year we distributed more than 2 million pounds of food to 120 charitable agencies. Prior to 2006, distributing food was our primary function. Since then we have added a backpack program, a school pantry program, and a summer feeding program. We will continue to find ways to aid in hunger relief throughout our communities through innovative programs that address gaps in the system. We have recently ordered a BRAND NEW REFRIGERATED TRUCK!

It is larger than our current truck so it has a greater capacity. If you're wondering why we are so excited about this it's because the last time we purchased a brand new vehicle was in 2003! September is Hunger Action Month and we look forward to a host of activities that bring awareness to this growing concern. We hope you will join us for our 10th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon on Tuesday, September 13th at the Almond Tree Manor in Alpha from 11:30-1:30. The soup, salad and bread are delicious but the highlight of the event is selecting a beautiful, hand-crafted pottery bowl to take home with you. Later in the month is the ShopRite of Hunterdon "Race for Hunger". This is their 21st year raising money for the Food Bank. There will be a 5K run and a 3K walk so everyone can take part in this fun, family activity. The "Students Change Hunger" challenge also begins this month. We hope all schools in our service area will participate by going on line to to register.

Feel free to call the Food Bank (908.454.4322) for additional information on any of the events and activities listed above. We are committed to the cause of hunger relief, but we can't do it without all of you. Thank you for your past support and your future efforts to feed our neighbors in need.



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NORWESCAP’s mission is to improve the lives of low income individuals and families in need in Northwest New Jersey primarily by offering, referring or collaborating with others to provide programs and education which help foster self-sufficiency in the following domains:

  • Economic and Employment Building
  • Nutrition and Healthy Living
  • Child and Family Development
  • Housing

We will also provide community services in:

  • Information and Outreach
  • Volunteer Services
  • Emergency Services

NORWESCAP will strive to measure our progress through self-sufficiency scales driven by defined outcomes.

NORWESCAP will ultimately try to see that families have self-sufficiency across domains, seeking to strengthen the family as a whole by looking across all of a family’s needs.

As an organization, we will invest our funding and management time in the highest value projects or agency improvements that can best help families and individuals reach self-sufficiency and strengthen our communities.

News and Upcoming Events

On-Going Monthly Activities - 2016-12-30

Fall Financial Literacy Series - 2016-11-15

13th Annual Transitions 5K Run & 2.5 Walk - 2016-11-06

The Phillipsburg Fall Festival - 2016-10-29

Hunterdon Holistic Fair - 2016-10-29

Fall Financial Literacy Series - 2016-10-27

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Open Letter from Terry Newhard, Executive Director NORWESCAP

They say that every organization has a set of values, whether or not they are written down. The values guide the perspective of the organization as well as its actions. To me, values are what guide the organization when they are tested in difficult situations and show up in the agency’s culture. Recently, our board and staff reflected on our core priorities and created a new values statement based on what we believe is true.

VALUE-We will be dedicated to providing value to our clients, community and our co-workers;
ADVENTUROUS-We will be adventurous, creative and innovative in bringing new resources to impacting poverty and improving our communities;
LOYAL-We will be loyal stewards holding the organization in the highest esteem and in trust for the public and the community;
UNIFIED-We will be one unified agency representing the promise and hope of every person.
EMPATHETIC-We will be empathetic, understanding, nonjudgmental with our clients and passionate in our approaches to impacting poverty. In your interactions with NORWESCAP, we anticipate that you will experience these values in our actions and behaviors. While nothing in this world is perfect, if we consistently stray from these values, you should “call us out on it” and let me know.

Our goal is to live our mission, vision and values so we can be the leader in community service and the catalyst for our clients to experience changed lives.