Same anonymous donor funds another round
MOUNT HOLLY - Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield and Assemblyman Ryan Peters will be holding a third round of free meals for seniors, this time with a new community partner.
Robin’s Nest in Mount Holly will be cooking up 100 boxed-meal lunches and partnering with the 8th Legislative District Office of Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield and Assemblyman Ryan Peters to perform outreach, sign seniors up and hand out meals.
The legislators have orchestrated 550 free meals for seniors since March through a partnership with Christopher’s Deli and private donors. They are actively seeking to expand partnerships with private donors and local restaurants to support residents in need.
“From the beginning, we were hoping these free meal drives wouldn’t be a one-and-done and we would continue the relationships with generous residents and local restaurants,” Stanfield said. “I couldn’t be more happy or more grateful that the donor from our last meal drive has agreed to fund this again. We’re also very lucky to have Robin’s Nest jumping on board this time, which has always been one of my favorite establishments.”
“We’re excited to join Assemblywoman Stanfield and Assemblyman Peters in giving back to our neighbors. We’ve had so many loyal patrons over the years that made our business what it is today, so having this opportunity is fantastic,” said Robin Winzinger, owner of Robin’s Nest.
The meal will be a turkey and Monterey Jack sandwich with pasta salad and a cookie and will be available for pickup between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27. 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 Mount Holly Police Department will once again be helping facilitate the drop off so it is safe for all residents. 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.”
“We’ve seen extreme acts of generosity during this pandemic, and I’m just happy I could be a part of them. Jean and I take our roles as legislators seriously and believe a huge part of that is our ability to be community organizers and leaders. It certainly makes it easy to have such a good community,” Peters said.
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 will take place solely through email and phone. To sign up, please call the 8th Legislative District Office at 609-667-7360 or email 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.
Pickup is the preferred method of distributing the meals. If you cannot pick up the meal, you can have a family member pick it up for you. If you absolutely cannot pick up your meal, there are spots reserved for curbside delivery. Please reserve the delivery method for those who need it.