PATERSON, NJ - 100 JFK High School families will enjoy an even more special Thanksgiving this year following a special food distribution last week that included a free turkey and a bag of non-perishable food items.

The effort, Michael Hill, Principal of Operations at JFK said, is part of a continuous effort to make food available to families is in need, an initiative in partnership with the St. Paul's CDC as part of their Full Service Community Schools grant. 

“I’m proud of the great work that JFK is doing for its families. Despite the challenges of these difficult times District staff and their partners are still serving the community,” Paterson Public Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer said.

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One parent on hand to pick up the turkey and other food shared that COVID has caused him to be out of work for the first time in 25 years, and that the meal being provided was a "blessing."

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