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Guest Story 5: Essential Workers

One afternoon, nourish.NJ received a call from a manager of a nearby local grocery store. He explained that due to the limit of staff members that could be in the store at one time, many of his staff lost overtime hours, which they need to make ends meet. The manager explained he has four staff members (three of whom have children) who were having trouble affording food. The situation was untenable, and he really wanted to help his staff. He was emotional about the idea of them leaving for the day and going home hungry. The Outreach team also couldn’t bear the idea of anyone, especially an essential worker, going to bed on an empty stomach.

Even though it was after hours, the Outreach staff hopped in the car and drove to nourish.NJ where they collected over 15 bags filled with food, frozen meals, fruit and supplies. They then headed to the grocery store and dropped them off in the parking lot. The grocery store workers met the team outside so they could put the food right into their cars to bring home to their family. The manager thanked nourish.NJ for providing for his staff, so they could continue providing for the community. 

nourish.NJ's Hunger Walk 2020 Audio Tour
  1. Introduction from Executive Director Terry Connolly
  2. Guest Story 1: Carlos
  3. Guest Story 2: Arturo & Maria
  4. Guest Story 3: Edith and Herb
  5. Guest Story 4: Rolf
  6. Guest Story 5: Essential Workers
  7. Guest Story 6: Molly
  8. Guest Story 7: Isabelle
  9. Guest Story 8: Abigail & Rachel
  10. Guest Story 9: Charles
  11. Guest Story 10: Tommy
  12. Guest Story 11: Richard
  13. Guest Story 12: Roger
  14. Guest Story 13: George
  15. Guest Story 14: Madeline
  16. Guest Story 15: Nathan & Oscar
  17. Conclusion