By: Isaiah S. Showell, Follow South Jersey Multimedia Journalist/’What’s Good’ Host
BUENA, N.J. — Andre Murphy of Murphy’s Chicken and Potatoes is fighting food insecurity in South Jersey, and the newest check mark on his map is Buena Regional Middle School.
Murphy and Buena Regional Middle School decided to collaborate, and now there is a special refrigerator full of Murphy’s Chicken and Potatoes for the student body that come to school hungry. Principal Karen Cavalieri couldn’t be happier with Murphy’s Chicken and Potatoes providing much needed food for the children who storm the hallways.
“I think this is a fabulous thing for our community,” said Cavalieri. “This is one way we can help support them and just do something good in the community that will hopefully reflect what the students are doing here in the school as well.”
Murphy is willing to restock the refrigerator every week for students in Buena as a part of his Heat N Eat initiative. Murphy fed the homeless in South Jersey at the height of COVID-19 on his food truck.
“Just being able to help the kids and our community is everything,” said Murphy. “When I was coming up I won’t say food was scarce, but they did the bare minimum; no extra and that’s what the kids need.”
Murphy has plans to move into more counties in South Jersey and bless the school districts with more chicken and potatoes and is always taking volunteers who don’t mind assisting in feeding the children.
To see how to get involved or to donate towards the cause, go to www.racingtofeed.com. The Heat N Feed initiative along with Murphy’s Chicken and Potatoes is definitely What’s Good in South Jersey this week!
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