On April 21, during the coronavirus briefing in Trenton Governor Phil Murphy spoke of Share My Meals.
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“I also want to give a shout-out and a thank you to the Princeton-based nonprofit Share My Meals which is headed up by that woman, Isabelle Lambotte.
Share My Meals combats food insecurity and our state’s capital region by working with restaurants, supermarkets, and local farms, among other businesses, to provide their access to families in need.
This not only helps fight food insecurity but also combats food waste, which is a growing environmental problem.
When the pandemic took hold, and many families who had never before experienced food insecurity needed a helping hand Share My Meals stepped in and working with their networks to provide more than 55,000 healthy meals to those in meet need.
Now, through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, sustain and serve NJ program Share My Meals will be able to continue their tremendous work.
They received an FDA grant totaling more than $130,000 to expand their vital services. Share My Meals is an all-volunteer effort.
And I caught up with Isabelle on Monday. That’s their website, by the way, sharemymeals.org. Check them out!
And I thanked her for all that she and her team are doing for families in central Jersey.
This is what community is all about. And this effort also has the added effort as we prepare to celebrate Earth Day that it’s based in a goal of having a positive impact in our environment.”