The Cents-Ability initiative is our presbytery’s strategy for raising awareness and funds in the fight against hunger. Participating congregations invite their members to contribute a few cents a meal – every meal, every day. Some congregations keep a portion of the funds for their own ministries, other’s don’t – but funds are then sent in to the Cents-Ability fund of Monmouth Presbytery. 40% is allocated to hunger ministries of or connected with our congregations; 60% goes to one or more projects of the Presbyterian Hunger Program.
Each year, usually in July, the Cents-Ability Grants Committee awards grants to hunger ministries connected with Monmouth Presbytery congregations. This year the committee awarded grants to three: Christian Caring Center in Browns Mills ($1,500); Family Promise of Monmouth County ($1,000); and Forked River’s Fresh Produce Program which provides produce to the Lacey Food Bank ($500).