November 14, 2022
DUMONT, NJ - "People think the pandemic's over, the need's not there to the same extent, and donations are down," said Tracy Zur, Bergen county commissioner and chair of the Bergen County Food Security Task Force. [...]
October 20, 2022
(Fairview, N.J.) – Today Bergen County officials joined the Franciscan Community Development Center (FCDC) for the kickoff of an important construction project to revitalize the food pantry that serves approximately 3000 clients in the Fairview area. The FCDC has been in operation since 2006 and continues [...]
October 5, 2022
PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center celebrated five years since the inception of its dramatic transformation, which has been a credit to Bergen County and the northern New Jersey community. [...]
October 13, 2022
MAHWAH, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Bergen County Department of Law and Public Safety celebrated the grand opening of the new Bergen County Training Annex at the County’s Law and Public Safety Institute [...]
August 8, 2022
Bergen County has installed two more electric vehicle charging stations in the county, as the transition to electric vehicles continues. The two stations are the first of 10 to be installed and will be specifically for county vehicles. "Lowering our carbon footprint to safeguard the environment for future generations is an urgent priority,” [...]
November 15, 2021
DUMONT, NJ — The Bergen County Food Security Task Force, spearheaded by County Commissioner Tracy Zur, held a Thanksgiving food distribution with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey giving out 2,500 fresh produce boxes to agencies and pantries across Bergen County. [...]
August 24, 2021
RIDGEWOOD, NJ — Feed the Frontlines will once again be feeding hungry families and helping local businesses, this time with double the funds and double the meals. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) fully granted HealthBarn’s $2 million grant request today [...]
June 16, 2021
HACKENSACK, NJ - This week, the Bergen County Technical Schools launched a website in partnership with the Bergen County Food Security Task Force featuring recipes and instructional videos on how to make creative meals out of food commonly received in the boxes provided by food pantries. [...]
April 3, 2021
More than a million donated diapers will be supplied to Bergen County families over the next four months.
The youth and adult diapers were purchased in bulk by the county, with help from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, for $200,000 from federal CARES Act funding [...]
January 22, 2019
Letters to service members overseas, dog toys for shelter animals, blankets for the elderly and goody bags for pediatric cancer patients were just some of the good deeds done during a day of service [...]
September 29, 2020
HACKENSACK, N.J. — To close out Hunger Action Month, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and Freeholder Tracy Zur, liaison to the Bergen County Food Security Task Force, along with the Board of Chosen [...]
July 23, 2020
Across Bergen County, nonprofits are stepping up to find sustainable ways to meet the needs of residents struggling with food insecurity. A room that used to be used for counseling is now filled with snacks from [...]
July 22, 2020
“I’ve talked to so many people who are on the front lines,” said Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Zur. “The needs in our community are really profound, and it’s heartbreaking." [...]
July 14, 2020
HACKENSACK, N.J. – The County of Bergen announces the formation of a new Task Force to tackle hunger and food insecurity issues affecting Bergen County residents. The Bergen County Food Security [...]
February 4, 2020
PARAMUS – On Monday, January 20, 2020 “We the People,” a non-profit organization founded by Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Silna Zur, hosted its 4th annual MLK Day of Service at Bergen Community [...]
November 19, 2019
The Bergen County Utility Authority held an Environmental Awareness Challenge Grant Check Ceremony at Bergen Community College on October 28, 2019. Dr. Fay Sharit, associate [...]
November 13, 2019
HACKENSACK, NJ — On November 1, CBH Care provided mental health first aid (MHFA) training to over 100 10th grade students at Fort Lee High School, as part of Bergen County’s pilot program [...]
March 1, 2019
Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Zur said she strongly advocated to pilot Project SEARCH in the county, in large part because of how effective it has been, she said. An average of nearly 75 percent of participants [...]
October 25, 2018
PARAMUS, NJ -- The Tech Center at Bergen Community College opened its doors for a brand new, inspiring day of leadership and activism at the first county-wide High School Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) summit [...]
January 25, 2018
HACKENSACK -- In celebration of Martin Luther King Day and the spirit of helping those in need, a local non-profit founded by a member of the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders arranged the [...]
July 14, 2017
Executives of the nonprofit chosen to run Bergen County’s public hospital outlined their vision Friday for the 1,000-bed facility, saying they plan to extend addiction treatment beyond detox [...]
February 17, 2017
While working on the postcard campaign, they also heard from guest speaker, Bergen County Freeholder, Tracy Silna Zur, who spoke passionately about women coming together for the change [...]
October 31, 2016
Tracy Zur, Vice Chair of the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders said the key here is identifying abilities and matching the person with the proper job. “This has been a passion for me. I have a nephew [...]"
May 8, 2015
Guests at the flag-raising included the deputy consul-general of Israel’s consulate in New York, Amir Sagie; Assemblyman Tim Eustace; County Executive Jim Tedesco; Freeholder Chairwoman [...]
September 07, 2013
HACKENSACK — It's a modest garden tucked behind a county-run homeless shelter, but officials are hoping to yield crops — and job skills for the county's homeless. Bergen County officials cut the ribbon [...]
Five pantries received over 40,000 pounds of food to restock their shelves after experiencing an increase in demand due to COVID-19
Bergen County Food pantries, such as the Franciscan Community Development Center in Fairview, have been experiencing extremely high demand due to the ongoing pandemic.
The Task Force will meet and form subcommittees to bring together vital partners to tackle food insecurity in Bergen County
Tracy Gives Testimony on Mental Health issue before State Assembly Committee
Tracy speaks at the graduation of Project SEARCH Interns. Project SEARCH is a program that provides internships for students with unique abilities so they can find meaningful employment in the future.
Tracy Zur speaks on the awarding of a new operator of the Bergen Regional Medical Center. The Center is the largest hospital in New Jersey and the fourth largest public hospital in the United States.
Tracy Zur highlights how despite many obstacles that Bergen County faced, Bergen County prevailed as the first community in the United States to end chronic homelessness.
On May 2, 2017, Tracy Zur spoke at a ceremony raising the Israeli flag in honor of Yom Ha’zikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaot (Israeli Independence Day).
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