LPI Direct Shipments Continue to Help

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As Livingston’s contributions continue to arrive, Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) volunteers are actively purchasing food items for Newark’s stressed food pantries, announced the Livingston charity’s founder and director, Jeff Friedman.
LPI shipped 80 cases of bottled spring water and 200 loaves of bread to Newark Emergency Services for Families (NESF). Amina Bey, NESF’s executive director said, “In the past two days, Newark Emergency Services for Families has distributed over 500 packages of food, diapers, toiletries and cases of water to the residents of Essex County. Special thanks to our partners, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the Salvation Army, and Livingston Philanthropies for their generosity and support.”
Friedman explained, “I now have accounts with a wholesale commercial bakery and a water delivery service. Before the pandemic, the closest I’d come to purchasing bread in bulk was picking up two loaves at ShopRite. Who knew? LPI didn’t do food prior to the current situation. Now, with food pantries running low on supplies and so many out of work, the situation has become critical.”
With Livingston’s continued contributions, LPI’s short-term goal is to step up shipments of food and food-related items, to provide for the homeless and profoundly poor.
Tax-deductible donations can be handled directly on PayPal at paypal.me/lpinj.org; on LPI’s website at njhomeless.org; or by mail at LPI, P.O. Box 247, Livingston, NJ 07039.
“Please send me an email at njhomeless.org to learn more about LPI’s community initiatives,” said Friedman.
In closing, he said, “I’d like to quote social activist and former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who said, ‘Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.’ ”

Photo:     Newark Emergency Services For Families (NESF) staff set up a food pantry distribution operation in front of its facility on Broad Street. Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) supplied NESF with thousands of bottles of water and hundreds of loaves of bread to help feed those living below the poverty line. All of this was made possible by Livingston’s generous contributions to LPI’s food shipping initiative.

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