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.