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East Orange is helping East Orange during this time of need. Read the inspirational ways different people in our community have stepped up to the plate to serve their city.

mayor ted green and omega psi phi deliver groceries to families

Mayor Ted Green and his brothers from the Eta Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. picked up and delivered over 40 bags of groceries to help families in need, exercising one of the fraternity's cardinal principles to #uplift the community.

nj fire equipment company & scott 3m donate ppe to eofd

Thank you to the NJ Fire Equipment Company and Scott 3M for providing much-needed PPE for our EOFD on the front lines! We appreciate it!

joi's angels' food pantry is serving residents in need

Joi's Angels' Food Pantry is open every Thursday between 9am-12pm to provide essential items to East Orange residents in need during the COVID-19 Pandemic This is a no-contact pantry located at 114 South Arlington Avenue. Thank you, Mark and Joi Smith! We appreciate you!

burger king provides free meals for essentiAL WORKERS

On behalf of Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council, we would like to give a special THANK YOU to Ian Hume, District Manager, and Burger King in East Orange, for providing free meals for our essential DPW workers today! We appreciate you!


Garden State Equality, an advocacy and education organization, makes major supermarket run for the Essex County LGBTQ Rain (Reaching Adolescents in Need) Foundation in East Orange, which provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing to address the needs of LGBTQ young people, ages 18-26. We appreciate you, Garden State Equality!

Atlantic uniforms donates 500 surgical masks to the eopd

On behalf of Atlantic Uniforms from Gary and Bruce, graciously donated 500 surgical mask to the East Orange Police Department. 

Amir Hashemi of Capricorn Enterprises, Inc. & IFF donate to Office of Emergency Management

Thank you to Amir Hashemi of Capricorn Enterprises, Inc. for donating one box of surgical masks and IFF for donating 18 cases of 750ml hand sanitizers to our Office of Emergency Management! We appreciate you!

East Orange Native and Colleagues donate 200 sandwiches to our healthcare workers

On behalf of Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council, thank you to East Orange native Steven Cooper and his company colleagues at American Financial Network, Inc. for donating 200 sandwiches from Sandwiches Unlimited in East Orange to provide lunch for our health care workers on the front lines of COVID-19 at East Orange General Hospital. We appreciate you!

stage 5 restaurant donates meals to EOPD officers

Thank you to Stage 5 Restaurant and Grill of East Orange for donating meals to our EOPD officers on the front lines. 

sweet treats donated to eopd officers

Thank you to Menseh Jones from Women of Renowned Transformation Hope who donated Dunkin Donuts and Francine Lupo, Police Chief Phyllis Bindi's sister, who donated cupcakes to our EOPD officers on the front lines.

Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges

Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges donated over 14 tons of non-perishables and fresh produce to distribute in Emergency Food Relief for East Orange residents.

Academy dental donates PPE for our essential workers

OEM Coordinator David Williams and Grants Administrator Natasha Ortiz pick up face masks and gloves from Mandeep Josan and Bavan Sandha of Academy Dental who donated the much-needed PPE to the City of East Orange for our essential employees.

foreman mills in east orange donates 50 boxes of snacks to fuel our firefighters

Foreman Mills in East Orange donated over 50 boxes of assorted snacks to fuel our East Orange firefighters, who in turn paid it forward and gave a portion of their donation to the Grab N' Go meals sponsored by the city's Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs.

east orange natives naughty by nature are donating 10,000 surgical masks

Naughty by Nature band members Keir Lamont Gist (DJ Kay Gee), Anthony Criss (Treach) and Vinnie Brown (Vin Rock) are donating 10,000 surgical masks to Newark, East Orange and Irvington along with real estate developer A. Donahue Baker to help in the battle against the coronavirus.

Entrepreneurs team up to donate 1000 masks to East Orange essential staff and vulnerable residents

African Entertainment Awards USA, Empak Corporation, and Celebrity Fix N' Flip's Dominick Tamin and Benedict Guerrier donated 1,000 masks to share with East Orange essential staff and vulnerable residents.

Actress Naturi Naughton originally from East Orange sponsored hundreds of free meals in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak

Naughton, known for her role as Tasha St. Patrick on the STARZ series, “Power,” worked alongside Southern Comfort Cafe in Orange and King’s Family Restaurant in Newark to provide 100 meals per day for two weeks in early April.

eopd and eofd help feed our healthcare professionals

Mayor Ted Green, along with our EOPD and EOFD, brought lunch to our health professionals of East Orange General Hospital who are on the frontlines everyday helping to stop the spread of coronavirus in our community. Thank you to Burnet BBQ, Gencarelli's, Blueprint Cafe and S.L.Z. Waste, owned by former EOPD detective Joseph Juliano, for donating food to fuel our healthcare workers as they work around the clock to beat this virus!

Connie Bentley McGhee donates 1,000 gloves to EOPD

Connie Bentley McGhee, who recently lost her husband Samuel T. McGhee, former Mayor of Hillside, to COVID-19 related complications, donated 1,000 latex gloves to the East Orange Police Department on behalf of Das Pharmacy of Passaic, NJ. 

Checkers - Serving our First Responders and More

Bruce Keehn, CEO of Best Burger Management and owner of Checkers-East Orange located at 360 Central Ave, has worked with local housing, schools, and civic groups to accommodate their needs. They are also continuing to offer a free meal to police officers and firefighters. 

Circles For Healing in Partnership with Elmwood United Presbyterian Church - Creating Village Grocery Bags for Hope

Circles of Healing donors and volunteers together with Reverend Maria Crompton from Elmwood United Presbyterian Church created a Flash Food Bank. The partners are distributing "Village Grocery Bags” which are supplied with non-perishable items, no questions asked and giving them out at 135 Elmwood Avenue.  The group was featured on News 12 NJ.

Blackstone 360 - Donating Masks to our local Hospital

S. Airaj Hasan, CEO of Blackstone 360, donated 3,300 masks to East Orange General Hospital. This donation represents three day’s worth of inventory for the hospital to keep East Orange residents safe in a world where these products are not available internationally. Mayor Ted Green was able to facilitate this important connection.

Urban Taste - Providing Hot Meals to our Seniors

Genavee Winfrey, Owner of Urban Taste Restaurant, on Central Avenue provides hot dinners to the seniors of Peter Antonelli Towers who are in isolation due to COVID-19.