Anonymous Donor to Fund 250 meals
MOUNT HOLLY - Christopher’s Deli & Catering announced it will be giving out another 250 free meals to local seniors in its third partnership with Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield and Assemblyman Ryan Peters.
The Mount Holly deli is partnering with the two legislators to perform outreach, sign seniors up and hand out the meals. Stanfield and Peters have now distributed 900 meals to local seniors through three partnerships with Christopher’s Deli and one with Robin’s Nest, both of Mount Holly.
The last three meal drives have been mostly funded by an anonymous local resident.
“This goes well above and beyond answering the call for your community. The collaboration we’ve witnessed between local eateries and our philanthropist is heroic in an extreme time of need,” Stanfield said. “I’m just so happy to be in a public position to help.”
“Jean and I are thrilled to have had the privilege to meet so many amazing seniors, form a bond with one of the best delis in Jersey and come together to give back. We’ll take these experiences and learn from them so we can continue to better give back to our most vulnerable communities,” Peters said.
The meal will be a chicken marsala dinner with a roll and will be available for pickup between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10. Stanfield and Peters will be on hand with masks and gloves to place the meals in seniors’ trunks. Those aged 60 and older are eligible for a free meal.
“The last two times we’ve done this, we’ve had a blast cooking and distributing the meals to local seniors along with Jean and Ryan. We really love doing this for our community,” said Christopher’s Deli owners Chris Yiallourides and Ted Kanakaris.
The Mount Holly Police Department will once again be helping out in a huge way. Officers will be on hand to direct seniors to the pickup location and make sure meals are dropped off in trunks in a safe manner. They will also have a sign that tells seniors to “Stay In Your Cars.”
Meals will be handed out in the Mount Holly Police Department complex parking lot on Park Drive. Residents should turn off of Rancocas Road onto Park Drive and follow signs to the lot. They will then be directed to exit on Washington Street.
Sign up may be full, but you can call to add your name to the next possible meal drive. To do so, please call the 8th Legislative District Office at 609-667-7360 or email 8th Legislative District Chief of Staff Brian Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickup will take place in 15-minute windows. Residents should stick to their time slot so pickup goes smoothly. Residents will be allowed one meal each unless they are picking up for someone else. Cars should pull up, roll down their window and state their name so they can be marked off the list. If you are picking up for someone else, state both names. Someone will then place the meal in your trunk.