800 meals handed out to hospital workers and first responders in Hackensack, Newton, Teaneck, Ridgewood, Paramus, Bergenfield, & Dumont

Above: Gottheimer teams up with Wahlburgers — at Monday’s stop in Bergenfield.

NORTH JERSEY – Over the past four days, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) has teamed up with Wahlburgers, the restaurant founded by Mark Wahlberg and his brothers Donnie and Paul, and Crescent Capital to hand out meals to frontline health care workers and first responders in North Jersey.

Gottheimer helped distribute 800 burgers during stops at Hackensack University Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center, The Valley Hospital, Newton Medical Center, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, for the Teaneck Police and Fire Departments, the Hackensack Fire and Police Departments, the Paramus Police and Fire Departments, the Bergenfield Fire and Police Departments, and the Dumont Police Department. 

Gottheimer was joined by local members of the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (NJFMBA), New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association (NJSPBA) , the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), New Jersey State Troopers Non-Commissioned Officers Association President Pete Stilianessis, and NJSPBA Executive Vice-President Marc Kovar. The Brownstone helped deliver the meals to each stop throughout North Jersey. 

“North Jersey has been one of the hardest hit areas in our country, and I’m proud to be teaming up to help thank our frontline healthcare workers, first responders, police officers, firefighters, and EMS for everything they’re doing for our communities. We are going to get through this because of their efforts. We must always get the backs of those who have ours and I will continue to stand by them as we all work to get through this crisis,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). 

“Not being able to be fully operational these past several weeks has been heartbreaking for our entire organization. But that hasn’t stopped our commitment to supporting the communities we serve however we can,” said Mark Wahlberg.

View more photos from the stops throughout North Jersey HERE.

Below: Monday’s stop at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center