Challenging times can bring out the best in a community. Englewood’s residents and businesses have supported the town’s first responders, healthcare workers, and neighbors. Synagogues, churches, mosques, and schools lead efforts to provide personal safety and sanitary supplies as well as food and other necessities to our most vulnerable. Among the ongoing effort is the Moriah School’s “50 Meals for 50 Days” project, benefiting senior citizens in the Englewood Public Housing.
Family Promise of Bergen County, which operates regularly in Hackensack to provide 100 to 150 meals a day for people in need, has teamed up with the World Central Kitchen, which specializes in post-disaster food relief, to buy meals from Englewood businesses to be distributed from St. Cecilia’s Church in Englewood to anyone who needs them.
New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy, working alongside other volunteers, including State Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, helped staff the Center for Food Action. Englewood’s Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Bergen Family Center and the owners of Playa Bowls to provide fresh fruit.