March 27, 2020
Dear Elmwood Park Residents,
Borough Officials are working behind the scenes, doing whatever is necessary, to support our professionals and department heads who are on the front lines battling the COVID-19 crisis.
A top priority of the Governing Body was to explore options as to how the Borough can assist families that may feel the financial strains of dealing with the collateral issues that this pandemic has caused.
I was able to connect with the owner of Wendy's, located at 231 Route 46 West in Elmwood Park. The owner made a very generous donation to the Borough by providing us with $1,000.00 in food coupons that he will honor at his restaurant for those families that are struggling to make ends meet.
We reached out to our Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Anthony Iachetti, and will be disseminating these coupons to families within the Borough's school district through his assistance. Those families that the school district feels can use the assistance most will be contacted by school officials.
Additionally, the Governing Body, Resident's Assistance Program, Elmwood Park PBA Local 185 and the Elmwood Park Police Department are currently working on a second outreach program that will be announced on Monday, March 30th as we are still working on its final components.
The Borough of Elmwood Park would like to thank Wendy's for their generous donation to the residents of Elmwood Park.
Please stay safe and be well.
Robert Colletti, Mayor
Borough of Elmwood Park