Meadowlands YMCA distributes food to thousands, struggles to keep up with demand

Leah Mishkin, Correspondent | November 17, 2020 | Social
Demand continues to grow during second wave of COVID-19

Ahead of Thanksgiving, some families say they’re frustrated by Gov. Phil Murphy’s new executive order limiting house guests. But many others are just focused on where and how they’ll get their next meal.

The Meadowlands YMCA stepped up during the health crisis by distributing hundreds of thousands of meals. This month, the group is distributing more than 100,000 meals, up from this summer’s average of 50,000 to 70,000 meals a month. Efforts like these show the commitment to community and also the grim reality caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Correspondent Leah Mishkin reports as part of our ongoing series, Hunger in NJ.

Support for “Hunger in NJ” has been provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.