From serving in the U.S. Navy to heading a statewide food distribution network, Claudia Wheeler, BA'98, MAS'01, MAT'13 (Metro), prioritizes giving and volunteerism.
The nonprofit SALT Foundation will be providing the public with free bags of healthy food in their fight against hunger on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at University Heights Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 37 Matilda Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873 from 1 PM until all the food is distributed.
Last summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic surged and any work environment that wasn't deemed essential shut down, Jersey City native and founder of the SALT Foundation, Claudia Wheeler, was meeting the virus' economic fallout head-on in the form of a drive-thru pantry.
The network of Hudson County community fridges that have popped up in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are still going strong thanks to the hard work of facilitators like Anna Flores, of the Union City Community Fridge, and Sarah Legler, of the Jersey City Heights Community Fridge.
Humans have utilized salt to extend the life of food for millennia. So when Claudia Wheeler was debating names for her nonprofit, which distributes would-be wasted groceries to families in need, it was a surprisingly easy choice.
SOMERSET, N.J. - The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A., in partnership with the non-profit SALT Foundation, has been distributing food to those in need as a result of the coronavirus pandemic at the 'Community Love Pop-Up Drive-Thru Food Pantry' that has been set up at the Spiritual Center of the UOC-U.S.A. in Somerset, N.J. The most recent distribution was held on May 13.
Answering the call of duty, Claudia Wheeler stands firm on the front line in the war against hunger.
The Freetown Road Project restaurant in Jersey City and nonprofit SALT Foundation held a food and clothing giveaway for the homeless and those in need Sunday.