Jersey City Shootout

Jersey City Jewish Community Gets Emergency Food Delivery After Shootout

10,000 pounds of food shipped in late Thursday

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What to Know

  • Jersey City officials and a leading Jewish social services group organized an emergency delivery of kosher food Thursday
  • The city's Orthodox Jewish community relied on the grocery store destroyed in Tuesday's deadly shootout
  • The Met Council delivered 10,000 pounds of fresh and packaged food

The Orthodox Jewish community of Jersey City, already reeling from Tuesday's deadly shootout, nearly faced another crisis this week - no supermarket to get their supplies before the Sabbath.

Tuesday's fatal shooting destroyed the community's only kosher market, and with their strict dietary standards, there were few alternatives available.

That led to an unusual emergency delivery -- 10,000 pounds of food, from eggs and bread to dinner mixes and pastries.

The Met Council, a social services organization that provides food and housing for the Jewish and other communities, organized the delivery of five pallets of food Thursday.

It was handed out at a pop-up "store" in the city, and delivered via WhatsApp order to those who could not visit in person.

Jewish leaders in Williamsburg joined Mayor de Blasio in presenting a united front against hate, after two members of the Jewish community were killed in the Jersey City targeted shooting. NBC New York’s Myles Miller reports.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, has said suspects David Anderson and Francine Graham went to the JC Kosher Supermarket armed with rifles for a single purpose: They were bent on taking out Jewish people — and members of law enforcement.

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