Montclair has once again earned the Healthy Town distinction from the NJ Health Care Quality Institute Mayors Wellness Campaign — the fourth time that the township has been awarded this recognition.

Montclair’s Mayors Wellness Campaign focused on maintaining programs to ensure that residents continue to have access to health and wellness activities despite the challenges they faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a township announcement of the acknowledgement.

Specifically, the Community Farms Initiative served 475 people, increased SNAP purchases, created more than 4,000 pounds of produce grown, and was supported by over 1,000 volunteers throughout the year, the announcement says.

“We are thrilled that once again the NJ Health Care Quality Institute has recognized Montclair as a Mayors Wellness Campaign Healthy Town,” Mayor Sean Spiller said in the announcement. “Our township departments and community partners continue to provide a great variety of programs and activities that promote healthy behaviors."

The other winners are Bayhead, Evesham, Paterson, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Wildwood Crest and Woodbridge.