As nearly 30 inches of snow hit Morristown last week, Morristown shut down schools and many businesses to keep the community safe. Table of Hope, a small nonprofit feeding people inside a Morristown church boldly remained open, despite the dangerous weather.
Table of Hope provides hot meals to residents of Morristown, Parsippany and Dover in need.
“If there’s a chance of a snowstorm or it starts snowing, the lines at Walmart and ShopRite go from the back of the store to the front,” according to Rev. Dr. Sidney S. Williams Jr., head of Table of Hope. “Well, there’s a significant number of people who have the same need but don’t have the same resources to stock up.”
Regardless of Table of Hope’s resilience, the organization still faces new challenges of higher demand. Since the beginning of COVID-19, food insecurity has nearly doubled and the nonprofit has struggled to meet the need of this hunger crisis.