(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE) - Naturi Naughton, East Orange native, a former member of 3LW, and current star in POWER is giving back to the city she grew up. Her nonprofit organization, Naturi Dreamers Foundation, is partnering up with Southern Comfort, a minority-owned business in Orange, to have 100 free meals a day delivered to East Orange residents. This ongoing effort will take place Monday, April 5th through Sunday, April 12th, between the hours of 4 PM- 8 PM. East Orange residents are encouraged to place your order 24 hours in advance by calling 973-672-9100.

Naturi is no stranger to never forgetting home, and home not forgetting her. She co-hosted East Orange’s popular arts festival known as MAC Fest. Naturi reached out to Cicely Tyson School alum and fashion designer, Kyemah Mcentyre to make her dress for the BET Awards. She is an inductee in the East Orange Hall of Fame, and in 2016, she received the Althea Gibson Leadership Award from the County of Essex. In her acceptance remarks, she stated: “Althea Gibson was a game-changer from East Orange, and that’s what I want to be.”

Here at TAPinto East Orange/Orange, we salute Naturi for her willingness to help the community she grew up in during the COVID-19 pandemic. Way to be a game-changer.

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(From left: Now LT. Governor, Sheila Y. Oliver then district 34 Assemblywoman, Naturi Naughton, County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., and now District 34 Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake then Essex County Freeholder President during the award ceremony.)

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