NORTH JERSEY - Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) teamed up with Wahlburgers, the restaurant founded by Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul, and Crescent Capital to hand out meals to frontline health care workers and first responders in North Jersey, including Bergen New Bridge Medical Center.

"North Jersey has been one of the hardest hit areas in our country, and I'm proud to be teaming up to help thank our frontline healthcare workers, first responders, police officers, firefighters, and EMS for everything they're doing for our communities. We are going to get through this because of their efforts. We must always get the backs of those who have ours and I will continue to stand by them as we all work to get through this crisis," said Gottheimer. 

“Not being able to be fully operational these past several weeks has been heartbreaking for our entire organization. But that hasn’t stopped our commitment to supporting the communities we serve however we can,” Mark Wahlberg said.

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Gottheimer helped distribute 800 burgers during stops at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center, The Valley Hospital, Newton Medical Center, and for the Teaneck Police and Fire Departments, the Hackensack Fire and Police Departments, the Paramus Police and Fire Departments, the Bergenfield Fire and Police Departments, and the Dumont Police Department. 

Gottheimer was joined by local members of the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA), New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (NJSPBA) , the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), New Jersey State Troopers Non-Commissioned Officers Association President Pete Stilianessis, and NJSPBA Executive Vice-President Marc Kovar. The Brownstone helped deliver the meals to each stop throughout North Jersey.