Originally published on https://www.nj.com/hudson/2020/02/nonprofit-group-and-chopped-winners-restaurant-team-up-to-help-those-in-need-photos.html
The Freetown Road Project restaurant in Jersey City and nonprofit SALT Foundation held a food and clothing giveaway for the homeless and those in need Sunday.
Volunteers at the Newark Avenue eatery gave away pre-packed shopping bags filled with a range of fruits, vegetables, breads and other food, as well as a limited supply of clothing at the event, which was the second for the restaurant and nonprofit.
Freetown Road Project head chef — and Food Network’s “Chopped” winner — Claude Lewis also served hot soup and a warm drink to those in need .
“Seeing volunteers joining us to give back to families and individuals in need is heart-warming for all of us, and speaks to the tremendous community spirit that defines Jersey City,” said Claudia Wheeler, SALT Foundation founder.