We are happy to continue, due to overwhelming community response, with our 2020/2021 campaign – “CauseWheels” Monthly Vehicle Donation Program – to help our neighbors and positively impact Ocean County. In 2019 Causeway had two requests for vehicle donations to local non-profit organizations. We were able to accommodate each of these requests. This prompted an idea to follow up 2019’s 50th Anniversary $10,000 Monthly Grant program.
We are proud to announce our June winner, Sixth Street Baptist Church.
Sixth Street Baptist Church is located in the heart of Lakewood, New Jersey. There, they have the “Garden of Praise” food pantry which started in January of 2016 by church member Charlene Jordan with the help of Min. Carl Smith. Charlene had a dream to feed the members of her community. This was something that her mother had done and she wanted to follow in her footsteps. Charlene went to her Pastor and asked him what her budget would be to make her dream come true. At this time the Pastor Robert Morris told her don’t go by budget, just feed the people!
With humble beginnings the Garden of Praise pantry started with a clientele of two people. As the numbers continued to grow the Church continued to fund the pantry 100%. Approximately one year later while volunteering for Fulfill, Charlene learned about the various programs offered through Fulfill. Once teamed up with Fulfill (Previously known as the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) that number changed. Now, they are feeding around 150 people per month. Some of which are homeless. Out of the 150 approximately 60/70 are families. Once COVID hit, they started to deliver to seniors and the disabled. They connected with the local housing authority to make this happen.
Now with life returning to somewhat normalcy, clients check in and pick up a pre-packed box of food. Then clients get to choose from an assortment of what else they may need. This includes produce, meats and cereals. Almost all food now comes from Fulfill.
The van that Causeway donated to Sixth Street Baptist Church will be utilized to deliver meals to seniors and the disabled!
The SSBC “Garden of Praise” food pantry is now open every 2nd and 4th Saturday, from 10:00 am – 2:00pm.
About Sixth Street Baptist Church
Whether you are about to visit for the first time or the tenth time, we have been preparing for you! We have made every effort to make sure your visit with our church family is enjoyable and rewarding. We want you to come back and be a part of us. We have convenient parking and you will be surrounded within a warm welcoming environment. From the minute you arrive, we have ushers with smiling faces waiting to assist you and your family to a great set of seats for you to be comfortable in our Worship service.
Sixth Street Baptist Church is one of the oldest churches in Lakewood. Our mission is to spread the Gospel of Christ, throughout our community and the world we live in. We strive to lift up the name of Jesus in our daily living, our love for one another, and through our worship and service to our Lord. Come out and let us glorify the Lord together. We are a people with a purpose living out God’s plan for our lives. If you are looking for a greater understanding of God’s word and how it applies to your life join us, we here at Sixth Street welcome you to worship with us.
Visit Sixth Street Baptist Church at: 15 6th St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Once again, we want to send out a HUGE thank you to our friends Meals on Wheels of Ocean County. Executive Director Jim Sigurdson has now donated TEN vehicles to Causeway. Jim knows we will find the perfect non-profit that will put each vehicle to good use.
Fulfill’s mission is to alleviate hunger and build food security in Monmouth & Ocean Counties and to make sure that all people at all times have access to enough nutritious food to maintain an active and healthy life. Fulfill has a network of 289 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, day programs, group homes, and more that we work closely with to feed our neighbors in need.
About Meals on Wheels
We are driven by a passionate belief that senior citizens deserve to lead happy, healthy and above all, meaningful lives. From forty years of experience, we know the best way to accomplish this: By doing everything we can to keep them in the environment where they’re most comfortable—at home.
Since our humble beginnings over forty years ago, Meals on Wheels of Ocean County has grown into one of New Jersey’s largest and most efficient provider of senior support services. Each year, we provide meals and outreach services to nearly 8,000 Ocean County seniors. Whether it’s Meals on Wheels, our On-Site Meals Program, or Outreach Services the work we do provides nutrition, comfort and meaning to the lives of our seniors.