Guest Story 15: Nathan & Oscar

Within the first few weeks of the pandemic, nourish.NJ received a frantic call from a man named Nathan living in Philadelphia. He worked in a medical facility and was not sure if he had been exposed to COVID, at the time so little was known about the virus. He called and tearfully explained that he usually grocery shopped for his father, Oscar, every Saturday. Now he was afraid to do so, but his father needed food. He explained he called several other places and was told his father either did not fit into their criteria, they were unable to drop off food, or that they were currently closed due to the virus. He started calling local churches to see if they could help and they gave him the number to nourish.NJ.

When Nathan was told the nourish.NJ staff would happily drop off food to his father, he burst into tears. The Outreach team delivered food every week, and Nathan called to thank them minutes after each drop-off. 

As the pandemic progressed and more was learned about how to stay safe, Nathan resumed making shopping trips for Oscar, and no longer needed the drops offs. Now that he’s able to see his father again, Nathan called nourish.NJ to thank them for stepping in when he couldn't. 

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