JERSEY CITY, NJ - An effort to raise $2000 to feed 200 low income elderly families as COVID-19 began to grip the community has grown to many times that size and now raised over $51,000 feeding more than 2,000 senior citizens 

Assemblywoman Angela McKnight launched the campaign through her nonprofit, AngelaCARES, on March 13, and within hours exceeded her initial goal. While most donations have ranged between $5 and $250 the effort received a $10,000 boost from Third Point Reinsurance.

“In order to truly flatten the curve on COVID-19, we must encourage our seniors to stay in where it is safe,” McKnight said. “We continue to shop for them and raise money to make sure they have adequate food and supplies during this time so that they don’t have to come out and jeopardize their health.” 

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Last week McKnight and AngelaCARES volunteers held two shopping events, one on Thursday and one on Saturday, purchasing, packing and delivering groceries to almost 550 senior citizens.

AngelaCARES was founded in 2011 as an advocacy organization for senior citizens based in Jersey City, NJ.

 

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