Zuppa Civic Association delivers 275 Mother’s Day meals for Journal Square seniors


The Tom Zuppa Civic Association delivered 275 chef-prepared meals for Journal Square seniors on Friday, May 12th for Mother’s Day, visiting the Plaza Apartments and Summit Plaza.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The association hosted parties for the residents of Plaza Apartments and Summit Plaza in Journal Square on Friday, May 12th, delivered over 275 chef-prepared meals to the Seniors residing at Grandview Terrace, and capped off the holiday with a brunch party at Marion Gardens on Sunday morning.

“Building community and taking care of our seniors, families, and children, who haven all given us and this City so much needs to be a focus each and every day,” Zuppa said in a statement.

“To honor our own mothers, and the moms, grandmothers, and mother-figures from Journal Square to Marion with these small tokens of our appreciation was so meaningful. And we have a lot more on the way.”

He continued that the seniors at Grandview “got a raw deal” when the building switched from senior housing to Section 8 Housing and that he’s been in touch with local, county, state, and federal representatives about how many are on fixed incomes and cannot afford a rental increase.

Board Trustee Thomas Hurley, president of the EASRCC Local Union Local 253, helped prepare the restaurant-quality meals.

“It’s the senior community that needs us the most. A small gesture of kindness goes a long way,” he added.

Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about the association’s community work can email tomzuppacivic@gmail.com, or follow the group on social media @TomZuppaCivic.

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