The Crisis Ministry Program's funds the purchase of food for anti-hunger initiatives that are supported by congregations with the involvement of their clergy, are actively involved in addressing the underlying causes of their clients' hunger, and are located in economically and socially disadvantaged communities.


The mission of the program is to provide food for the hungry while encouraging congregations to build community relationships and strengthen their outreach programs.  


The Crisis Ministry Program began in 1989 and grew out of the experience of Mrs. Bonner in organizing outreach through her church in Florida and later New Jersey to local residents in need.


The Bonner Foundation's Crisis Ministry Program provides approximately $600,000 annually in grants to religious, community-based hunger relief programs, primarily in New Jersey.