Newark's LPCCD Multi-Organizational Partnership Feeding Thousands In Need

Apr 22, 2020

Newark LPCCD partners with The City of Newark, Rutgers Medical Students, The Greater Newark Conservancy, and a host of other local organizatiosn to feed those in need
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Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District is partnering with the City of Newark, The Greater Newark Conservancy, and Rutgers Newark medical students, along with a host of other local organizations, to feed seniors and families in need during the coronavirus pandemic.

Executive Director Anthony Smith says the multi-organizational partnership has allowed them to expand on their already existing initiative to provide fresh produce and healthy meals to seniors in the Lincoln Park community Newark.

“We understood that we needed to really address the needs of our seniors, but we have included over two hundred families throughout the city of Newark that we’re addressing also to help along with all the other partners and the Mayor along with other initiatives that are happening, to really make sure that we deal with this food insecurity issue that is happening in our city as a result of COVID-19.”

When it comes to their Lincoln Park summer music festival, one of the largest in the state of New Jersey, Smith says they are working to postpone the event to later in the year, adding that they are also working on brand new virtual programming to help fill the gap left by COVID-19.