SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A truck load of meals departed from the Mohawk House on Thursday afternoon headed to the Newton Medical Center. Nielsen Ford donated 150 “super comfort food” meals to the staff and first responders at the hospital.
Nurse Chris Alvarez said, “It was coordinated beautifully. A lot of care went into it.” He said the individually portioned meals worked very well because they could be frozen or refrigerated to be heated and eaten later when time during their shifts allowed.
“This really helped because it is one less meal they have to think about,” Alvarez said. “They really appreciated it.” He formerly worked at the Mohawk House before getting his nursing degree. “Steve has always been a stand up guy.”
“It’s so rewarding to know that we can come together as partners and friends, even though these challenging times for the greater good,” Mohawk House owner Steve Scro said. “It’s that purpose in life that drives us as responsible partners to keep going even more.”
“We are bringing these meals to show we care and support everything they are doing,” Nielsen Automotive Group General Manager Bill Snouffer said. “We look forward to doing more.”
Snouffer and Used Car Manager Steve Romain arrived to see Mohawk House Executive Chef Joe Sanfilippo and Ricky Soni loading the meals into their van.
The meal delivery is an outgrowth of the monthly program that Nielsen Ford does in concert with iHeartRadio, 102.3 WSUS in Sussex County. Monthly they honor a different group of first responders from a town in Sussex County, Nielsen Automotive Group General Manager Bill Snoffer said. They are highlighted on the radio and Nielsen Ford donates $500 to their organization.
The meals were prepared at the Mohawk house with each plate featuring grilled marinated Pat LaFrieda London Broil, fresh house made mashed potatoes and a vegetable mix prepared with garlic, ginger and Worcestershire sauce Scro said.
Nielsen Ford is busy with online and remote sales, Snouffer said. They are “making it work,” helping clients order a car, complete the paperwork and deliver the car to their homes.
The Mohawk House continues to offer their curbside pick-up menu of “approachable comfort food,” as well as Pat LaFrieda meats from the mobile butcher shop. They have also partnered with Sysco to offer produce and other grocery items like dry pasta, bottled water, toilet paper and other goods. Jersey Girl Cheese is selling their locally made fresh cheese and Pattycakes desserts are also available.
“The ability to express our love and respect for healthcare workers, dealing with this most recent challenge every day, is a blessing,” Scro said.