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COVID-19 Pandemic: Hot meals served to Health Care Professionals in Jersey City, NJ

As the United States confronts challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, food accessibility has become a growing concern, especially frontline workers serving the public around the clock. As an ongoing initiative, BAPS Charities has been distributing hot vegetarian meals to frontline workers in New Jersey on a weekly basis, including Jersey City, NJ.

To provide nourishment and comfort to health care workers, over several weeks, BAPS Charities volunteers delivered 240 hot vegetarian meals to Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, NJ.  Over the weeks, health care workers accepting the meals on behalf of the Medical Center have expressed their gratitude to BAPS Charities volunteers. Guarang Patel, BAPS Charities volunteer, said, “I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve health care workers who are continually serving us.”

With reports of tens of thousands of COVID-19 cases in Hudson County, NJ, many health care workers are working long hours to help the affected.  In appreciation and support of Jersey City’s health care workers, volunteers from BAPS Charities and BAPS Shayona took the initiative to prepare and deliver hot meals to them.  Pursuant to healthcare guidance, volunteers followed strict sanitary food preparation, packaging, and delivery practices.

BAPS Charities is grateful to its volunteers for effectively providing assistance to health care workers. BAPS Charities volunteers in locations across the United States and the world continue to assess the situation in their local communities to provide crucial support.