Each Christmas, area soup kitchens like St. John’s in Newark switch up the daily routine and put out a holiday feast for visitors. Organizers say the need is greater than any other time in recent history. The state’s three major food banks already reported giving out double the annual amount of food typically distributed to churches and pantries across the state.
Newark has been especially hard-hit by the pandemic, but that didn’t stop volunteers from showing up to help their neighbors in need. Leah Mishkin reports.
Support for “Hunger in NJ” has been provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.