News & Updates


Middletown, NJ February 1, 2016 – Goodness Now, a ministry of Middletown United Methodist Church committed to combating hunger for elementary school children in Monmouth County, announced today that it is expanding the program to provide meals for 50 students and their families, a 42% increase in the number of children in the program. Goodness Now is currently providing 300 meals each weekend for 40 weeks annually.  You can read the complete Press Release here.


January 17, 2015: The share of public school students who qualify for free or reduced lunch in the United States has grown to 51%, according to a report from the Southern Education Foundation. A family of four with annual income less than $44,000 qualifies for free or reduced lunch. The foundation says the share of poor students in the nation’s schools has been growing for decades. You can read the entire article here:


January 15, 2015: Goodness Now and Maddy Denton are featured in an article at The Ranney School, recognizing the work done in the local community. Read the article here:


January 15, 2015: In 2014, the number of students who are served dinner or an afternoon snack approached 1 million. The School District of Philadelphia serves 4,500 dinners to students every day. Schools are becoming the main source of food for many students, and the problem has gotten worse in the past two years. You can read the entire article and see how the second largest school district in the country is doubling the number of students served dinner here:


January 13, 2015: Goodness Now expands program by 50%, adding 10 more children for the winter semester 2015. The response we have gotten from our church, community, friends and business support have allowed us to increase the number of children we support weekly to 30. Thanks to everyone for making this a reality and we blessed to be able to expand the program.


January 8, 2015: Goodness Now and Maddy Denton are recognized in local newspaper, The Independent for winning eBay Grant, and having a positive impact in the community. Read the article here:


December 17, 2014: Goodness Now is recognized by eBay Give Team with a $10,000 Grant to continue and expand the work of feeding hungry school children in Monmouth County. Goodness Now is one of 45 global charities that were awarded these grants. A copy of the press release can be found here:


December 15, 2014: Goodness Now online fund raising efforts exceed initial goals and surpass $6,000 in just 3 months. Thanks to all of our supporters for your kindness and generosity. Click here to see our current online fundraising efforts: