BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council voted Wednesday to authorize the expenditure of $20,000 to create a foodbank. The funding comes from money set aside in the Community Development Block Grants administered through the Bayonne Equal Opportunity Foundation.

We’re setting up a city-wide community foodbank to help those impacted by COVID-19,” said Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski. “There are senior citizens who are afraid to go to the store because they are compromised or have to wait on line.”

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The program called Bayonne for Bayonne COVID-Relief will have a link on the BEOF webpage for people in need as well as those people or companies that may want to volunteer or donate.

“There are a lot of people worried that they might not have enough food,” she said. “We’ve had a tremendous number of calls. The link will give information where to donate, how to get food and how to volunteer.”

Ashe-Nadrowski said she has been working with new Business Administrator Melissa Mathews in the effort.

 

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