A grant of $40,000 from the Corella and Bertram R. Bonner Foundation will support The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, Inc., in 2013.

The grant will primarily fund the Crisis Ministry’s Hunger Prevention program by helping to keep heart-healthy foods, including non-perishables and fresh produce, available to families that experience food insecurity. The grant will also provide support for families and individuals enrolled in the organization’s Housing Stability and Case Management program. The Bonner Foundation is a long-time Crisis Ministry ally.

The Crisis Ministry of Mercer County, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1980 by Nassau Presbyterian Church and Trinity Church as a response to local struggles brought on by the nationwide recession of the time. Today, the organization provides vital assistance to some 5,000 households each year through effective initiatives that address hunger insecurity and nutrition education, housing stability and homelessness prevention, and job readiness and employment stability.

For more information on the organization, visit thecrisisministry.org or call 609-396-5327.