Success through Community
One of Us INC seeks to work with low-income LGBTQ+ community members to address their food insecurity. We provide financial assistance in purchasing nutrient-dense groceries for our applicants, at no cost to them, and provide them with ongoing support and access to our mental health initiative.
Food Insecurity in New Jersey
There are currently 1.1 million people in New Jersey that are food insecure, that is nearly 81,000 LGBTQ+ people (of a 364,162 total LGBTQ population) a year that are unable to purchase food for themselves and their families. 22% percent of all LGBTQ+ people in New Jersey are food insecure – which is disproportionately higher than their non-LGBTQ+ counterparts at just under 13%.
How we Help
We provide financial grants in the form of gift cards to local groceries, and access to our mental health resources, as well as ongoing support from our staff, so we can address the issues causing our applicants to face food insecurity. All applicants will receive informational packages that aim to empower them to make healthy food choices. Oftentimes SNAP benefits cannot cover the full cost of groceries a month for an individual, or a family.