NEPTUNE, NJ -  The employees at Fulfill in Neptune were devastated at the news of their fellow team member's passing from complications due to the COVID-19.  “It is an incredibly sad day at Fulfill, as we lost a champion for the hungry, a dedicated colleague, and a dear friend,” said Kim Guadagno, Fulfill CEO and President and former Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.

Gov. Phil Murphy spoke about the passing of  Tennant during his daily press conference on Tuesday. Murphy highlighted that Tennant had also been a leader within the state’s Latin community, serving as a past chairwoman of the Latino Festival in Monmouth County. “Diana is remembered by her friends as someone who always had time to lend a hand,” Murphy said. “She was only 51, and had so much more to give.”

“This is a time to honor Diana’s memory and continue to do the hard work before us to feed those who are food insecure. Let’s remember her beautiful heart and spirit through our actions,” said Jeremy Grunin, Chairman of Fulfill’s Board of Trustees, during a conference call with employees.

Diana had a long history with Fulfill, starting as a volunteer and donor, and then a SNAP advocate. She became an employee 12 years ago, and most recently worked as part of Fulfill's Resources Connections team. The 51-year old from Bradley Beach is a mother of three adult children and has one grandchild. Grief counselors were on hand at Fulfill in Neptune today for employees.