LITTLE FALLS, NJ - The Little Falls Business Association "LittleFallsBiz" wanted to find a way to help healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Comprised of members who provide networking, education and growth opportunities for local businesses in the Township, the association decided to funnel their care and concern for those battling on the front lines of war with the contagion.
According to Councilwoman Maria Martini Cordonnier, council liaison to the association, members of the association contacted St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson to find out if there was a way they could help. Karen Winick, president of LittleFallsBiz and owner of Pencilworks, and Rhonda Mallek, vice-president of LittleFallsBiz and owner of The Fine Grind, reached out to staff from the hospital.
"The hospital suggested that their resident doctors who are working around the clock could use some food provided for them," Cordonnier explained.
The Falls Kitchen in Little Falls, located at 90 Main Street, prepared and delivered 40 lunches that were recently given to resident doctors at St. Joe's, she added. Another 40 lunches are scheduled to be delivered on April 28.
Additionally, LittleFallsBiz recently donated food items to the St. Agnes Food Pantry, located at 65 Union Avenue.
"We'd like to continue finding ways to help those who are in need of assistance during this time" Cordonnier said.