L+M is supporting our residents during the COVID-19 global pandemic by connecting our most vulnerable populations with food and meal deliveries. Our Community Affairs and Property Management teams are working with community partners, non-profit organizations, and local officials, and so far, they have delivered nearly 25,000 meals to residents across more than 40 properties in New York and New Jersey.
Within the past weeks, 9,390 cooked or frozen prepared meals, boxed multiple meals, fresh produce, and staple groceries were delivered to residents across our Manhattan and Bronx properties. Additionally, our Brooklyn and Queens residents have received 1,850 meals and more than 13,730 meals have been delivered in New Jersey to date. Many of New Jersey meals delivered have been part of program led by the Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, the City of Newark, and Audible. Pastor Steffie Bartley of the New Hope Baptist Church of Elizabeth and the National Action Network has also helped deliver meals to Georgia King Village. Residents have expressed how grateful they are to be receiving these ongoing services, especially those who may be homebound without assistance or nearby support.
Residents have expressed how grateful they are to be receiving these ongoing services, especially those who may be homebound without assistance or nearby support.
Many of our community partners are working to distribute the meals, including the Newark Community Street Team, also an L+M grantee, who has helped deliver resources to the residents of Zion Towers in Newark. The largest hunger-relief network in Essex County, New Jersey, MEND (Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity), has also helped to deliver groceries to the senior population at Georgia King Village in Newark.
L+M remains committed to serving our residents and ensuring our seniors, persons with disabilities and high-need families are cared for during this time of uncertainty. We thank everyone who has contributed time and resources so far to help facilitate these deliveries.