the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, after successfully fulfilling its mission to deliver $1 million in economic relief to local restaurants and 100,000 hot and healthy meals to those facing food insecurity in Bergen County, the HealthBarn Foundation and its partners are committing to continuing the ‘Feed the Frontlines: Helping Those In Need’ initiative.
Yesterday 50-60 people gathered in attendance , including volunteers, and participating restaurants. The event was held at Habernickel Park at Healthbarns offices .
Some of the headline attendees were Mayor Susan Knudsen , Assemblyman Chris DePhillips, Bergen County Commissioner Ramon Hache , Bergen County Commissioner and Bergen County Food Security Task Force Member Tracy Zur, Tara Colton New Jersey Economic Development Authority [NJEDA] Executive Vice President , Stacey Antine HealthBarn Foundation Founder and Director , Scott Lief Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce President, Susan Colacurcio Franciscan Community Development Center and Bergen County Food Security Task Force Member, Jeanne Johnson and Jennifer Williams (coordinated all 400 volunteers on transportation), Paul Vagianos, “Its Greek to Me” owner/operator , Izzy Yanay, Keum Sook Park – “Sook” owners/operators and Ridgewood Chief of Police Jacqueline Luthcke.