Raven SantanaDec 19, 2017, 7:04 pmDec 20, 2017, 12:32 pm

1,000 pies delivered to senior citizens in Jersey City

2k seniors will be able to enjoy a slice this Christmas


JERSEY CITY — Hundreds of senior citizens are receiving pies and having them delivered to their homes in Hudson County this week. Volunteers from Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the mayor's office, Jersey City Police Department, and Lincoln High School helped pack pies and cookies for seniors in the area.

“We love them and we know one day we'll be the same age as them so we don't mind helping people who need the help,” says Mt. Olive Baptist Church Pastor John H. McReynolds.

McReynolds church distributed about 400 sweet potato pies to seniors that attend Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and on Dec. 19 the remaining will be transported to feed about 2,000 more seniors. All the pies were donated with the help of elected officials, FiOS 1 News' parent company Verizon, Carepoint Health, and local agencies. While this is the church's first time hosting the event, they say they hope to make it an annual tradition.

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