By: Najla Alexander
Authorities in Essex County announced that Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura and Sheriff’s Officers loaded multiple vehicles and delivered hundreds of turkeys and holiday meals with all the trimmings.
According to officials, the meals were delivered to schools, churches, pantries, domestic violence victims’ shelters, and homeless shelters located throughout the county.
Officials said this is all part of the Essex County Sheriff’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, which has been giving back to the local community for over 30 years.
In addition to providing Thanksgiving meals to needy families, officials say the Sheriff’s Officers also stocked the shelves of the food pantries at St. John’s Soup Kitchen, Sisters of Charity, and the New Hope Baptist Church Food Pantry, among others.