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Christmas Dinner Success

Christmas Dinner Success

Temple Israel of Ridgewood has been a supporter and friend to Family Promise for decades, actively participating on a regular basis with the Walk-in Dinner Program. This past Christmas, the Temple provided the Christmas meal as they did in 2022. Under the leadership...

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Letter from the Director

Letter from the Director

Anyone who knows me knows that I love New Year’s.  It’s about new beginnings, a clean slate, hope.  How motivating!  This year is no different.  The entire staff is looking forward to expanding existing programs, starting new ones, and finding additional ways to help...

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Who are our Neighbors?

Who are our Neighbors?

In Paul’s letter, he reports that the number of meals that are being distributed each day at the Walk-In Dinner has exploded.  In just three years, we went from serving 90-100 meals each night to serving an average of 214 meals per night in October of this year....

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Letter from the President

Letter from the President

In this year when we hear of a booming economy, jobs for all who want, and an overall upward feeling . . . we listen to the radio or watch the news and hear of war where there are no winners – where people from all sides are suffering.  And we focus on the horrible...

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Holiday Giving Fund 2023

Holiday Giving Fund 2023

A warm bed, a special meal, cherished traditions—simple joys that everyone dreams about during the holiday season, and the parents and children that Family Promise serves are no different. This year, you can help make dreams come true for working families experiencing...

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Volunteers Reunite at Family Promise

Volunteers Reunite at Family Promise

On November 8th, volunteer coordinators from the former sheltering network of local congregations gathered in Ridgewood with Family Promise staff.  What a great turnout! It was the first in-person meeting since the closing of the network in 2020 due to COVID and it...

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Thank You Novino!

Thank You Novino!

During the height of the pandemic, the Family Promise Walk-in Dinner Program was impacted in many ways. Food providers were often unable to cook together to provide meals and volunteer as they once had, leaving many open dates for us to fill. Enter Novino Italian...

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