Salvation Army feeds Thanksgiving meal to families in NJ

New Jersey

PASSAIC, NJ — Food insecurity continues to be a major obstacle for thousands in New Jersey.

Between the pandemic and damage caused by Ida, many families are struggling to stay above water. The Salvation Army is doing its part to make the days easier, especially on Thanksgiving

The team at the Salvation Army Passaic Corp spent the first hours of their Thanksgiving prepping, cooking and packing up meals for others.

Former Gov. Jim McGrevey, who these days is heavily involved in the community with re-entry coaching for those released from prison, was on hand reminding many of the true meaning of the day.

“It’s just that sense of community is so important, it’s such a blessing,” he said. “You know, I always say when you give like St. Francis said, it’s better to give than receive – it’s a two-way street.”

More than 500 were set to be fed in Passaic alone and, across the state, the Salvation Army expected to feed tens of thousands more.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

New Jersey Videos

NJ reports most daily COVID-19 cases since April

CDC on high alert as more countries detect omicron variant

Rising concerns over omicron variant; Hoboken mayor asks residents to remain vigilant

NJ preps for omicron arrival

Newark launches 'Workforce On Wheels' mobile unit to brings jobs, employers directly to struggling neighborhoods

Cyber Monday: Amazon fulfillment center in NJ prepares orders for customers

More New Jersey

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss

@PIX11News on Twitter