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“From its beginning, Loaves & Fishes envisioned a second phase offering programs of help, education, and enrichment.  Gateway Community Resource Center is that second phase.”
Marilyn Ward

About Gateway

Gateway Community Resource Center (GCRC) provides help, education and enrichment for the community by partnering with human service organizations. We are committed to a climate of diversity, dignity and respect for all.

Our Vision, Mission, and Purpose

The GCRC’s vision is to be the premier resource center and provider of programs for the community with a mission to open pathways of support, education, and enrichment. Our purpose is to promote the well-being of our neighbors.

Gateway Community Resource Center is a new nonprofit opened in October of 2022 in Boonton, NJ, spawned by and affiliated with Loaves & Fishes Community Food Pantry, a successful 3-year 501(c)(3) operation now serving over 125 families weekly.   (

The Gateway Story

5 years ago when the leadership of the First Presbyterian Church saw the close of a nonprofit nursery school it housed in two ground floor rooms for over 50 years.  They decided the space would be dedicated to hands-on mission programs for the local community.

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