The owner of the Wendy’s located on Washington Avenue presented Borough officials with a $5,000 check from the restaurant chain for the Bergenfield Community Food Bank. The donation, which was delivered by Oriole Familia on Thursday afternoon, will continue to serve the increased number of food insecure residents in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In the wake of the global health crisis, Bergenfield has made it a priority to ensure that no individual goes without food on their table on any given day,” said Mayor Arvin Amatorio. “Our continued success in providing residents with the items they need to feed their families, including fresh produce, has been the direct result of the generosity we’ve seen from the community and local businesses. We are incredibly grateful for Mr. Familia and the entire Wendy’s organization for contributing to our mission and for being there to support our residents throughout this challenging time.”
The food bank is currently operating out Cooper’s Pond and is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Residents who are in need of assistance should contact the Borough Administrator’s Office at 201-387-4055 option 6 for more information about how to register.
Renovations are currently underway to create a permanent food bank in the basement of Borough Hall. The new location is nearing completion and additional information about hours of operations are expected to be made available in the coming week.