As Winter Storm Hits, Donation of Warm Meals Arrives Just in Time for Homeless
January 21, 2014
Homeless individuals who stay overnight at one of the county’s Code Blue warming centers over the next few days will be offered special self-activating hot meals to take with them as they leave in the morning.
Some 600 meals are being donated to The Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled this winter by PSE&G. Over the weekend, an estimated 75 of those meals were delivered to locations in Vineland and another 75 in Bridgeton. Freeholder Carol Musso, Community Services liaison joined Bridgeton Mayor Albert Kelly in the distribution effort.
“Even before today’s storm, this was already a difficult winter for our homeless,” said Freeholder Musso. “A warm meal in these conditions definitely makes a difference.”
The meals are made possible by PSE&G’s Emergency Preparedness Office. The Office on Aging and Disabled received its latest shipment this morning and will distribute them to the warming centers as needed.