As we in New Jersey enter our eighth week of stay-at-home orders, we hope this finds you and your loved-ones healthy. We continue to work from home, conducting appearances via video-conference with those courts equipped to do so. As always, we can be reached 24/7 by email or by phone (press 2 for John, press 3 for Peter).
While we are able to continue working, not all have been so blessed. Food pantries nation-wide have seen an increase in clientele since the emergence of COVID-19. Northwest New Jersey is no exception. John’s grandson, Josh, has been volunteering at the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry for 18 months and has noted a marked increase of first-time clients. He has heard many stories of neighbors finding themselves newly out of work and in need of assistance to feed their families. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy highlighted this need and Josh’s work during a recent press conference.
We also invite you to watch Josh’s video, which he created to demonstrate the amazing work being done at the food pantry, as well as the urgent need. We’re proud of you, Josh!
Thank you to all who have volunteered your talents to help your neighbors during this time! Thank you to the front-line workers who protect and serve! Thank you to the supply chain workers who keep our country moving!