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Montclair Fractal Science and Math Academy Will Match School Supply Donations to the Food Pantry

John Lee

Thursday, July 24, 2014 • 11:25am

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Dr. Kevin Anderson, founder of Montclair’s Fractal Science and Math Academy announced today that the academy will match school supply donations to the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair.

It’s summertime, and the living should be easy, but for hundreds of families in our area summer puts an extra burden on low income families. Programs that help families with everything from meals to child care go on hiatus until the school year starts again. The back to school season adds yet another burden as families discover that the kids have outgrown last year’s clothes and school supplies are needed. The Human Needs Pantry of Montclair recently put out a call on social media for school supply donations.

Knowing that a strong early educational foundation prepares students for more advanced secondary and collegiate courses, Anderson contacted the pantry about making a donation. By the end of the call he realized that his action could be multiplied by others in the community if he set up a matching donation challenge. Fractal Science and Match Academy will match school supplies donations to the Human Needs Food Pantry (up to $150).

“The Human Needs Pantry helps hundreds of families in the area with supplemental nutrition assistance. Their clients include the elderly and disabled, but also families who have fallen on hard financial times.” said Anderson. “For so many of us a job loss, illness, or injury can put us in the very same position. As an educator I like to challenge my students to find the solutions on their own, by establishing this match I hope to challenge the community to come together to support the education of children in our area.”

The Human Needs Pantry is collecting new school supplies including notebooks, pens, calculators, crayons, backpacks, and anything children need to begin the new school year. According to Michael Bruno, Director of the Pantry, donations are short of where they usually are this time of year. Anderson hopes that his match-challenge will get the donations back on track.

“So many of the great minds of the last century came from humble beginnings, the person who makes a major medical breakthrough, discovers new fuel sources, or designs the cities of the future might be right here in Montclair, Bloomfield, Verona, or Fairfield. With a strong early education these kids will excel.”

Fractal Science and Math Academy will match donations of school supplies to the Human Needs Food Pantry up to $150. Donations can be made at the Human Needs Pantry on Tuesday and Thursdays or any day at the Fractal Academy in Montclair.

The Fractal Science and Math Academy Mission is to provide the most comprehensive education to students of all ages in the Sciences and Math with an additional focus on preparing students for the Medical Fields, including Dental and Nursing.  Fractal Academy has an extended reach beyond New Jersey through online tutoring and caters to the needs of students of all ages in New Jersey through one-on-one and group lessons.

In addition to individual subject tutoring, Fractal Academy also specializes in MCAT, DAT, OAT, ACT, SAT and SAT subject tests.  For more information, log onto http://www.fractaleds.com

Founded in 1982, the Human Needs Food Pantry provides food, clothing and other services to people in need who live in Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair, Verona, Cedar Grove, Caldwell, Fairfield and neighboring communities in Essex County. The pantry provides over 3,000 bags of groceries each month, and the number of clients is growing. The diverse client base includes the elderly, the disabled, the unemployed and underemployed, single parents, the homeless, as well as others with food insecurity. Deliveries are made to the homebound. Clients pick up groceries every week, and once a month they give away donated clothing, linens, and other household goods. As a  501(c)3 non-profit; your donation is fully tax-deductible.

The Human Needs Food Pantry is located at 9 Label Street Montclair NJ 07042. (973) 746-4669 and on the web at http://www.humanneedsfoodpantry.org

For more information, contact John Lee ***@devilgourmet.com

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