Health system donates 2,000 lbs. of chicken breast in response to food insecurity, hunger epidemic
July 23, 2020 — This month Englewood Health partnered with the Office of Concern Food Pantry at Saint Cecilia in Englewood to address the challenges of food insecurity and the growing hunger epidemic amid the COVID-19 crisis. As a result of reduced income, unemployment, product shortage, and increasing cost, many vulnerable households in northern New Jersey have limited access to affordable, nutritious food.
To meet the needs of the local community, Englewood Health purchased 2,000 pounds of chicken breast from Tony’s Fish, its meat supplier of several decades, and delivered to the Office of Concern for distribution to families in need in northern New Jersey including low-income workers, retirees, and those struggling to feed babies and small children. Each family received a three-pound pack of chicken breast on the bone.