WALL – New Jersey Resources has recently announced they are supporting local restaurants by giving over $180,000 in holiday gift cards to employees this season.
Nearly 1,200 employees received a $150 Grubhub gift card, with the intent to support their favorite neighborhood eateries.
“The holidays are a time to come together to celebrate and give back in the spirit of the season. While we can’t do so in person this year, New Jersey Resources is making it a priority to show our appreciation and make a difference for others in our communities,” said Steve Westhoven, President and CEO of New Jersey Resources. “This year, we’re giving a special ‘thank you’ to our employees for all their hard work with a gift that will also provide a much-needed lift to our local restaurants, who are still struggling under the pressure of the pandemic.”
“Local restaurants and small businesses are not only the engines of our economy, they contribute to the unique character and identity of our communities,” said Marilou Halvorsen, president and CEO of the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association. “More than ever, these businesses – and the families whose jobs and livelihoods depend on them – need the help and support of both the public and private sectors. We’re thankful to New Jersey Resources for stepping up with this latest effort, and their generosity throughout the pandemic to help local restaurants survive.”