TRENTON, NJ - Despite exhaustive hours helping combat the onslaught of COVID-19 across their city, Trenton firefighters found more time to give back on Friday by donating and serving more than 1,200 meals to local residents.

With Governor Phil Murphy taking initial steps to lessen the restrictions that have been in place since the respiratory ailment began its attack on local communities, the unions representing the firefighters, with social distancing and expanded health practices in mind, thought the time was right to let off a bit of steam.

“Under normal circumstances we’d be celebrating the start of the Memorial Day weekend today,” Wayne Wolk, President of FMBA Local 206 said. “While nothing seems ‘normal’ right now we wanted to remind our neighbors that one thing that definitely hasn’t changed is our commitment to them.”

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The food, prepared by and served off a catering truck owned by Trenton Fire Captain Robert Buzzetta, consisted of New Jersey staples including cheesesteaks, sausage, peppers and onions sandwiches, fried oreos, funnel cakes and more.

Offering a reminder that the battle against coronavirus is not over, Andre Perez, President of FMBA Local 6 added that, “the success we have seen when it comes to flattening the curve has come from our shared willingness to stay apart, and forego parts of our day-to-day lives.”

Referring to the day’s cuisine as “comfort food,” Perez joked that “together we truly are building a healthier community.” 

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