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New Leadership Promoted From Within at Elijah’s Promise

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Elijah’s Promise, which operates one of the region’s largest soup kitchens and a number of other social services, has named Michelle Wilson its third Executive Director.

The non-profit organization's Board of Trustees appointed Wilson to the post at its January meeting.

She brings over two decades of experience in community development and food security to her new role.

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Study: Homelessness Rises 20% in Middlesex County

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—According to this year’s NJCounts “Point in Time” (PIT) survey–an annual count of homeless statewide–the number of homeless persons counted in New Jersey has decreased by 409.

However, Middlesex County saw a 20% rise in homeless persons counted, according to the report produced by Monarch Housing Associates.

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East Brunswick Non-profit Sells Gourmet Popcorn For a Good Cause

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—A local non-profit is helping young people on the autistic spectrum find meaningful employment all while selling gourmet popcorn.

Dr. Steven Bier of East Brunswick said he developed Popcorn for the People in 2015 to help his 26 year-old-son, who is high functioning autistic, find meaningful employment.

“I decided to take the bull by the horns,” Dr. Bier said, as he and a number of other local residents founded a non-profit called “Popcorn for the People.”