NEWARK, N.. . J. . – –
The City of Newark donated on Monday 6th. 000 turkeys and Thanksgiving pages courtesy of Mayor Ras J. . Baraka.
« It’s fruits, vegetables, rice, candied yams, potatoes, » said Amiri Baraka, Mayor Baraka’s chief of staff. « So it’s a different variety of foods. «
« The need in this city is very real, » said Marquis Lewis, director of TREC in Newark. « We started at 12 noon (12 noon). m. ), but at 10 a. m. The line was down the street. People waiting to get their groceries waiting to get their turkey because they need it. «
Susan from Newark said, « It’s hard out here, but that’s a blessing. And I’m glad I’m here to get my blessings. In Newark they try to help each other and I love it. It’s togetherness. We need this! «
And while others were relieved not to have to worry about a holiday meal, others still carry an enormous burden.
« It doesn’t take the load off, » said the Newark-resident Viven. « We do not have any money. We can’t afford to pay our rent. We don’t know if we’re going to get kicked out or what’s next. «
Newark, New Jersey, Ras Baraka, Mayor
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