Godshall’s Quality Meats recently donated its meat products to the Touch New Jersey food pantries, providing an essential meal for many families.
“We see it as our patriotic duty at this time to execute a three-point plan: Keep our family of employee owners safe, keep the great American food supply safe and flowing, and keep folks fed, especially in hard times,” stated Ron Godshall, President of Godshall’s Quality Meats. “We’re happy to help whenever we can, but we saw opportunity in the inventory of foodservice items made available by the temporary closure of restaurants and foodservice institutions.”
So Godshall’s put in a call to Gerald Davis, Executive Director of Touch New Jersey Food Alliance, who operates two food pantries in Camden and Pennsauken, New Jersey. The intake crew sprung to action, picking up the large donation and getting it to the food pantries, which are open four hours a day to serve the needs of low-income, elderly, and disabled citizens. The haul of bacons and other smoked meats was distributed in just three hours.
“Godshall’s donation provided breakfasts to people who haven’t eaten breakfast in weeks,” noted Davis. “We’re seeing a lot of new people, folks who never expected to need our services, coming to us for the first time, up about thirty percent. The need is very real.”
Godshall’s has also implemented rigorous new standards of hand washing, sanitizing, as well as enforcing the wearing of protective gear and social distancing. Protective barriers were proactively installed and visors were commissioned early, which are now worn throughout the production area.
Thank you to Godshall’s for providing this service during this time! Deli Market News salutes you!