OLD BRIDGE – The Old Bridge Policemen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) 127 partnered with local businesses to help families in need in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
PBA President Vinny Galgano, in a social media post, said he met with the owner of Krispy Pizza to discuss how they could work together to help families who may be struggling financially.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced a statewide Stay at Home Order and the closure of non-essential retail businesses effective March 21.
On March 30, the PBA purchased 150 large pizzas from Krispy Pizza, 2590 Route 516, to donate to the Old Bridge community.
“The goal is to feed some of our Old Bridge families and also supporting one of our local businesses,” he said.
On March 26, members of the PBA conducted “Meals on Wheels – PBA 127 style,” delivering hot meals from Texas Roadhouse in the Gateway Shopping Center on Route 9.
“We understand that many of our community families are having a significant amount of difficulties during these times and we wanted to give some assistance to those families to make their day a lighter brighter,” Galgano said. “We will continue to purchase these meals from Texas Roadhouse and deliver them to various families in town over the next couple of weeks.”
Galgano said Krispy Pizza and Texas Roadhouse have been loyal supporters of the PBA for many years and they are proud to partner with businesses during these difficult times.
Krispy Pizza and Texas Roadhouse are two of the many sponsors of the PBA’s annual Cops for Kids Holiday party for local families in need held in December.