JOI'S ANGELS HOSTS COSPONSORED SENIOR EVENT IN NEWARK'S WEST WARD.
We are grateful for our partnership with Assemblywoman Speight and offer her special congratulations. In recognition of her work to support New Jersey’s law enforcement officers and first responders, the Assemblywoman was selected to receive the 2021 Legislator of the Year Award from the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA). Assemblywoman Speight, who is an Essex County Sherriff’s Officer in addition to serving in the Legislature, was selected for this award because of her efforts to address issues affecting the State’s first responders and her community.
And we are always grateful to Amerigroup, our exlcusive corporate partner.
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(POST) PANDEMIC FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107 (March 21, 2020) ostensibly closed the State of New Jersey; it mandated: residents “shall remain home” unless 1) obtaining goods or services from essential businesses, 2) obtaining takeout food, 3) seeking medical attention, 4) visiting family members as a caretaker or romantic partner, 5) reporting to or performing their job, 6) engaging in outdoor activities (social distance permitting), 6) leaving home for an educational, religious, or political reason, and 7) at the direction of law enforcement or a government agency.
Simultaneously, the Order rendered Joi’s Angels an “essential business”.
So, we went to work.
Five days after the governor signed Executive Order 107, Joi’s Angels held its first COVID-19 Food Pantry. We didn’t care about anything else but preparing as many bags as possible. Remember, this was the same time that the supply chain revealed its vulnerabilities. There was serious talk about meat and produce shortages.
Joi’s Angels sponsored weekly COVID-19 Food Pantries from March 26, 2020 through July 30, 2020 to address local food insecurity. Interestingly, we saw a lot of new people, persons that you would not think visited food pantries. But we never judged.
Perhaps this was a blessing in disguise. Now our Army of Angels are considered front-line heroes. We already knew that. Now the world does.
MARK, JOI & JOI'S ANGELS
VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR
JOI'S ANGELS MOBILIZES TO REGISTER ESSEX YOUTH
WE ROCKED THE VOTE!!!
The primary focus of our voter engagement activities was high school youth, so Joi's Angels partnered with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey to register as many youths as possible. These youngest eligible voters are a critical demographic; they are new to elections at a time when processes for how to register and cast a ballot are in flux. We also held extensive adult voter outreach efforts during our food pantries and outreach events.