BAYONNE, NJ - In an effort to assist those who might otherwise make use of various food pantries, the City of Bayonne is partnering with the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation to establish a city food bank.

“This is for people who cannot get out to get food because of the COVID-19,” said Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski.

“The idea is to help people who cannot gather at a soup kitchen because of the public gathering rules,” Councilman Neil Carroll III said, adding it's a way to fill in the gap left by the inability of residents to get food themselves. “We are trying to gather names of people who need help, and then seek responsible donations that can supply those people with what they need.”

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“We want to make sure that everybody gets a meal and is served multiple times a week if possible,” he said.

While guidelines are established and the plan fully established, Ashe-Nadrowski said those who want to donate or have a need should contact the BEOF at 201-437-7222, or their local council members.

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