PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – Warren County Commissioner James R. Kern III was on hand Thursday morning in Phillipsburg for the ribbon-cutting at Norwescap’s updated food bank annex.
The renovations done to the space nearly doubled both the dry food capacity and the cold food storage of the warehouse, modernized the electric and gas, and added a loading dock that will make shipping pallets of food much easier.
Norwescap believes these updates will allow them to deliver the equivalent of more than 2.2 million meals next year – an increase of more than 500,000.
“Norwescap is a vital part of the Warren County community and we are thankful for their mission to empower families and fight hunger. This expansion of their food bank annex’s capabilities is a game changer in that fight. Thank you for all that you do,” Kern said.
Participating in the ribbon-cutting were Commissioner James R. Kern III; Assemblyman John DiMaio; State Senator Doug Steinhardt; Jane Asselta, US Department of Agriculture’s New Jersey State Director for Rural Development; Norwescap CEO Mark Valli; Phillipsburg Mayor Todd Tersigni; Flemington Area Food Pantry Executive Director Jeannine Gorman; Helene Meissner, former director of Norwescap’s food bank; Lisa Weber, Senior Director for Food Security and Health Equity at Norwescap; Scott Savokinas, Director of The Lord’s Pantry in Hackettstown; and Congressman Tom Kean’s Field Representative Kristen Doran.