On October 1st, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano held her 8th Annual Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation Sandwich Drive with the help of the State Troopers Fraternal Association.

Assemblywoman Quijano and the group of volunteers were able to make 1,500 sandwiches to donate to the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. The annual sandwich drive was modified to follow social-distancing restrictions, and took place outside in a tent.

“We’re proud to be here participating in our 8th Annual Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation sandwich drive with Assemblywoman Annette Quijano.” said Trooper Wayne Blanchard, President of the State Troopers Fraternal Association. “Hunger hasn’t taken a break, whether it’s normal times or a pandemic. Just this morning, I was alerted to a report that hunger in the State of New Jersey has increased 56%.”

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 “I’m proud to support the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. And this year’s sandwich drive goes to show that anyone can make a difference by pitching in and helping their neighbors,” said Assemblywoman Quijano. “These are difficult times for everyone, be we can get through this if we all work together.”

You can take action against hunger and homelessness in our community by donating to the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless at  https://theelizabethcoalition.networkforgood.com/projects/99175-main-giving-page or by texting “DONATE” to 908-224-4160.