HOW DID WE GET HERE?
A few humans have quickly taken this from idea to plan to car fulls of meals. Here's a little background on the huge hearted humans who have been the catalysts behind this effort every stop of the way
This effort is the brainchild of Jersey City native, Adele Pedulla. Like many others, Adele lost her job as a result of COVID19. With almost zero pause, Adele threw herself into exploring how she could rally support for the restaurant group where her husband Marc oversaw the beverage programs while simultaneously providing for healthcare workers. Adele's fierce devotion to this effort has catalyzed a remarkable outpouring of generosity and support within the local community and beyond.
THE ORALE + DULLBOY TEAM
For anyone who is not familiar, Dullboy and Orale Mexican Kitchen are two of Jersey City and Hoboken's very best eateries .
As the COVID19 crisis took hold in the NYC area these restaurants, along with countless other, had to make the tremendously painful decision to reduce their 100+ person staff by more than 90%.
The small team that remains has had to make a huge shift as they learn to operate in the midst of a global health crisis.
Their response to this crisis has somehow amplified their aptitude for engaging community and providing unparalleled hospitality.
But it has also gone beyond that and exposed an extraordinary spirit of generosity.
Their willingness to facilitate deliveries, to discount meals, and to match donations has magnified the impact of this project immeasurably.