FeedNJ, a statewide, bi-partisan initiative to end food insecurity caused by COVID-19, announced on Monday it has hit a new milestone of serving 25,000 meals to 15 municipalities throughout New Jersey.
The campaign by Hightstown-based nonprofit SoupKitchen411 collects donations to buy low-cost meals from over 40 local restaurants. Those meals are then served to community soup kitchens throughout the state. The most meals were given to Trenton, New Brunswick, Paterson, Perth Amboy and Jersey City.
“Food insecurity has only worsened since the outbreak of COVID-19, and we are so happy to be working to combat this issue every day, while stimulating local economies and supporting family-owned restaurants at the same time,” Ken DeRoberts, CEO of SoupKitchen411, said.
Laura Ali, a member of SoupKitchen411’s board of directors, said the nonprofit hopes to continue its trajectory and serve another 25,000 meals by the end of 2020.