ELIZABETH, NJ - The Community Food Bank of NJ and the Elizabethport Presbyterian Center are two agencies whose names are synonymous whenever there's a natural disaster around the State of New Jersey.
"This is like a drill to our staff", said James Carey the director of social services for the Elizabethport Presbyterian Center.
Last week, the agency implemented the social distancing policy and the line was stretched for two blocks long, "the beauty of it all was, everyone who stood in line left with their pushcarts full of food on both days and the line moved at a steady pace," said Octavious Kinman, the line supervisor at the pantry.
"The Elizabeth Police Department has performed a tremendous job at maintaining civility and keeping the people six feet from one another," said Victoria Beeks, a volunteer at the agency.
The agency is expecting several hundreds of people to line the block on First Street, as early as 7 am in the morning, so they can be the first on line; however, the agency provides a professional courtesy to senior citizens and individuals who possess medical issues by allowing them to receive their food ahead of everyone on line since they are susceptible to the deadly virus.
Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Time: 10 am
Place: Pinnacle Development Corp, 154 First Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey