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Bridges Outreach
120 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901
Started in 1988 by one suburban couple, Geoff and Ginger Worden, Bridges Outreach provides homeless individuals in NewMore York City with food, clothing, toiletries and other necessities through weekly trips called "runs." Now, the organization has more than 1,500 volunteers delivering more than 75,000 brown-bagged lunches each year. In 1996, it expanded to helping the homeless of Newark, and in 2002, came to Irvington.
Family Promise
71 Summit Ave, Summit, NJ 07901
A non-profit in its 20th year, Family Promise has affiliates in 39 states working to lessen the plight of poverty. TheMore organization secures volunteer work and donations to help provide homeless and at-risk families with sustainable independence.
Oakes Center
120 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ 07901
The Oakes Center currently houses Bridges, the volunteer-based program that delivers lunches, clothing and otherMore essentials to homeless people in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Newark and Irvington. Founded 20 years ago, Bridges's delivers about 100,000 bagged lunches annually.