NEWARK, NJ – KIPP Newark families affected by the coronavirus pandemic receive non-perishable groceries delivered to their homes through a partnership with Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) and a transportation company.

Families enrolled in any of KIPP Newark’s 11 schools will receive a weekly family package as a supplement to weekend meals. The family package contains a box of meals for a family of four, as well as provisions and products. KIPP Newark families are expected to receive over 5,000 meals under the initiative.

The Family Packs are being prepared by the CFBNJ as part of its efforts to address the rise in food insecurity across the state and Newark as a result of the pandemic.

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LogistiCare, a national non-emergency medical transport company, will deliver the Family Packs to the homes of initially 25 families who will not have transport to the three KIPP schools, which are designated as food distribution locations, for the remainder of the school year.

“We’re excited to partner with LogistiCare again this time to deliver groceries to families in Newark,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President and CEO of New Jersey’s Community FoodBank LogistiCare is a great example of how amazing things can happen when all areas society come together to support our needy neighbors. “

Sheyla Riaz, director of social work at KIPP Newark, said the pandemic had had a major impact on the community.

“By working together, we can offer KIPP families additional resources and safely meet some of their basic needs,” said Riaz.