The basketball team Brooklyn Nets and musician Jon Bon Jovi have joined efforts to help employees affected by the partial closure of the Administration, the longest in history that has left some 800,000 unpaid for more than one month.
The Nets offered today at their stadium, the Barclays Center, food for American officials in collaboration with the Food Bank of New York City, which moved one of their mobile pantries to the stadium, where he distributed food to some 500 families.
In addition, the Food Bank deployed its staff to disseminate information among attendees about other centers to go to receive free meals or community kitchens in their areas of residence.
This type of initiative has led the president of the Food Bank of the City of New York, Margarette Purvis, to warn of the dramatic decline in their stocks, since the closure of the Administration has prevented the shipment of more food to the body.
“The food bank moves 120 meals per minute, so we can see how our supply goes down quickly,” he told local purveyor NY1 Purvis.
For his part, the singer Jon Bon Jovi offered free meals yesterday from 12:00 to 14:00 at his restaurant “JBJ Soul Kitchen” in the town of Red Bank, in New Jersey, the state from which the artist comes.
The Phil and Tammy Murphy Family Foundation, an organization founded by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his wife, also participated in the charitable initiative.
The establishment of Jon Bon Jovi is a non-profit restaurant in which diners can sit down to eat even if they can not pay, and in which they can offer their services as volunteers instead of paying the full amount.
“In keeping with our mission, we urge federal workers to come enjoy a delicious meal and learn about other support measures available in our community,” read the statement posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
The subsidiary of “JBJ Soul Kitchen” in the town of Toms River, also in New Jersey, will give free food to state officials tomorrow.
Other institutions are offering these days support to government officials, such as the New York Hotel Association, which gives free stay in their hotels for emergencies, or the telecommunications company AT & T, which is not demanding the payment of old bills .
In addition, the well-known acrobatic basketball team The Harlem Globetrotters, offers free tickets, the same initiative of the Metropolitan Opera, whose shows can be accessed free of charge by government workers until the end of the month.
Insurers such as Kackensack Meridian Healthcare will also not ask the officials for certain payments, and Ally Financial will expand its program to help its clients affected by the closure. (EFEUSA) .-