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NEWARK, N.J.— Newark has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest numbers show nearly 700 people have died of the virus in just the New Jersey city.

Couple those numbers with the fact that Newark has nearly three times the poverty rate of the entire state and the pandemic takes on a whole new meaning.

The group, Newark Working Kitchens, is trying to address the problem one meal at a time. NWK enlists local restaurants to deliver nutritious meals to vulnerable populations — low-income seniors and families, the homeless and front-line workers.

By purchasing meals from each participating restaurant, NWK serves thousands of meals a week in one of the cities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To donate to Newark Working Kitchens, click here.