Today is Juneteenth, Grab & Go Lunch Wrap-Up, ‘Fill In The Gap’ Helps with Hunger, Case Report

Montgomery Celebrates Juneteenth:

A Conversation with the Honorable Craig A. Stanley on the Importance of Teaching Black History

Join the One Montgomery Committee’s Montgomery Mosaic initiative for a conversation with our special guest, the Honorable Craig A. Stanley, who served in the NJ State Assembly and was a prime sponsor of the law that created the Amistad Commission. The commission was charged with the development and implementation of an American History curriculum for all grades that is inclusive of African American contributions. He will be in conversation with Jin Patel, member of the Montgomery Township Board of Education, One Montgomery committee member and MMS PTO Co-President.

Time:
June 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Register for the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GJibozFpR8esm8HgW_ok7w

 

READ JUNETEENTH PROCLAMATION BY THE MONTGOMERY TWP. COMMITTEE


 

Grab & Go Lunches Wrap Up for Frontline Workers – Thank you!

 

The “COVID-19 Support – Grab & Go Lunches for Frontline Workers” program will end on Friday June 19th.

Since April 3rd, Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill and the Montgomery Business Association have facilitated meals for our front line hospital and emergency workers, while supporting small, local food establishments. A donation of $10 covered one complete bag lunch, provided by a local business, and delivered to a local hospital. Meals were delivered on 68 days (6 days a week) by a volunteer driver. Each delivery included at least 50 Grab & Go lunches prepared by a local food establishment. Deliveries were made to one of three hospital locations: RWJ Somerset, RWJ New Brunswick or Penn Medicine Plainsboro. Sweet treats were purchased from a local baker and chocolatier and included with meals and shared with Montgomery Police, Fire & EMS workers. Members of the community also donated drinks, chips, cookies to the local food establishment to include with the meals. Many food establishments added extra meals as a thank you to the frontline workers. A local Girl Scout Troop provided thank you notes for hospital workers that we also delivered.

We received almost $35,000 in donations from individuals, social groups, girl scout troops, neighborhoods, and Rotary Grants. These donations were a great way to express everyone’s gratitude to our frontline workers while helping the smaller mom & pop restaurants and delis in Montgomery and Rocky Hill keep going at the same time.

It is bittersweet to see the program end. We are so happy to see public health conditions improving and we can all be proud of the difference we made for small businesses in our community and for the many frontline hospital workers and emergency workers who enjoyed the meals and treats.

Rotary and MBA were personally thanked by Mayor Jaffer, on behalf of the entire Township Committee, stating, “Our congratulations and thanks to all who participated in the ‘Lunches for Frontline Workers’ initiative. In a time that was dark and uncertain for many, you provided both a broad sense of purpose as well as an opportunity to express gratitude to those keeping us safe and healthy through the acute phase of the COVID-19 crisis. Your program represented the best of our community.”


FILL IN THE GAP –  A Community Initiative Against Hunger

 

Have you ever been hungry? Truly starving? Not the hunger you get in anticipation of a meal, but the kind of hunger that pinches the stomach and soul when you don’t know when your next meal is coming?  Unfortunately, there are children and families throughout our local communities in need of food and meals. Join us in supporting FILL IN THE GAP.

FILL IN THE GAP is a community outreach effort to feed families in need during these uncertain and challenging times. You can participate (mainly) in one of two ways:  You can either sponsor to “PAY FOR A MEAL” that feeds a Family of Five (5) from a restaurant that we’ve identified for a reasonable cost or you can “PREPARE A MEAL” that feeds a Family of Five (5).  Use your voice, use your social media platforms, contacts and share this link: FILL IN THE GAP – with your family and friends. Anyone anywhere can support FILL IN THE GAP, click this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaaa29a6f58-feed1

(Sign-Up Genius)

(More info from James Moore, a founder of ‘Fill In The Gap’)


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 6/19

NJ cases: 168,496
NJ deaths: 12,835
Somerset County cases: 4,796
Somerset County deaths: 438
Montgomery cases:  112
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 101 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

8           <20
12           20-29
18           30-39
17           40-49
23           50-59
17           60-69
4           70-79
19           80+

Total 118 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/