Despite the fact that Morris County and Parsippany are among the most affluent places in New Jersey, hunger can be found here too.
To help struggling families in the township, Mayor James Barberio and online grocery delivery service Peapod made a special delivery Friday to the Food Pantry at the Parsippany Community Center.
Using white pushcarts, the mayor and Peapod representatives Mike Wagoner and Sean Ashe delivered $500 in groceries—the equivalent of more than 220 meals—to the pantry.
“As a committed member of the Morris County business community, we feel it is important to support our neighbors in need,” said Bart Bednarz, Peapod's New Jersey district manager. “Donations like this can make an immediate impact as well as inspire others to support the Parsippany Food Pantry throughout the year.”
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank Peapod for [its] kind donation to the food pantry and for caring for people in the community of Parsippany," said Mayor Barberio. "I would like to also thank [the company] for generously helping Parsippany to help meet the needs of our residents in need."