City of Newark gives away 3,000 meals ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

Volunteers gave out turkeys, side dish kits and other food products to residents.

Matt Trapani

Nov 20, 2023, 10:43 PM

Updated 216 days ago

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The mayor of Newark partnered with HelloFresh and ShopRite to distribute more than 3,000 Thanksgiving meals. The giveaway was at the Training Recreation Education Center on Ludlow Street on Monday.
Volunteers gave out turkeys, side dish kits and other food products to residents.
"We do this event every year….and we also have the help of HelloFresh and Table to Table,” says Newark Chief of Staff Amiri Baraka, Jr. “People are just ecstatic about the way we get down here and we give them the turkeys, we give them the sides, the food."
Monday was also a celebration of HelloFresh’s milestone of 2 million meals donated for its “Meal and Meaning” program.


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