Even with the first sight of snow of the year and bitter winds, the Hoboken Police and Fire Departments, as well as several residents, gathered at ShopRite on 9th street to work together to pack Thanksgiving dinner for 150 families in need.
Hoboken firefighter Andrew Frey told Hudson County View that his motivation is simply to keep a good cause up and running around the holidays.
“It’s always good when you can help families in need. Of course without the help of ShopRite and Inserra supermarkets, this would be impossible because they donate everything we need to put a complete Thanksgiving meal together,” explained Frey.
The bags will be delivered to the 150 families that were selected from a list provided by the Hoboken Housing Authority.
Hoboken Police Sgt. Edgardo Cruz explained that all “150 turkeys will be delivered today around town.”
Inside each bag contained “a combination of turkey, mash potatoes, stuffing and vegetables,” shared Cruz.
This is the third year the Hoboken Fire and Police Departments delivered turkey dinners together with the hope of being able to donate even more meals next year.