The median income for the city's families has declined in recent years and remains much lower than the New Jersey state average. As a result, many Newark families struggle to make ends meet and often have to choose between paying the rent and feeding their children. The Mission Continues Newark Platoon, sponsored by Prudential, is mobilizing to help food insecure citizens of Newark by assisting in community greening and urban agriculture initiatives with the goal of providing healthy and sustainable food options to families in Newark. Currently, the Platoon is focusing its efforts by supporting the Greater Newark Conservancy’s Hawthorne Farm. In 2016, the platoon built a much needed tool shed and will complete a pergola in the urban farm.
Join us as the Newark Platoon assists with sustainable food initiatives in Newark!