Service + Solidarity Spotlight: New Jersey Unions Distribute 2,000 Food Kits to Unemployed Workers During Heavy Rain

Service + Solidarity Spotlight: New Jersey Unions Distribute 2,000 Food Kits to Unemployed Workers During Heavy Rain

New Jersey AFL-CIO
New Jersey AFL-CIO

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Driving rain and thunder couldn’t stop New Jersey’s working people from helping out Atlantic City families struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO, in connection with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, distributed more than 2,000 food kits to laid-off union members and their families. Volunteers from the Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the Operating Engineers (IUOE) and UNITE HERE helped Operation Feed Atlantic City go smoothly. The state federation plans to continue similar food distribution events as long as there is a need and President Charles Wowkanech (IUOE) attributes the success of the program to the generosity of the affiliates and members throughout the state.

Kenneth Quinnell
Wed, 08/12/2020 – 13:58

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Updated: August 19, 2020 — 8:41 pm