Eddie Trujillo (front row, third from right), an owner of Supremo Food Market and ETC Management Inc. in Perth Amboy, and his sons — Sebastian, Christian and Eddie Jr. (front row, second, third and fourth from left) — are assisting hundreds of local families facing hardships due to the COVID-19 crisis. Also pictured are members of the not-for-profit Perth Amboy COVID Help Committee, including Lisette Lebron (front row, second from right), Chairman Barry Rosengarten (front row, sixth from right) and Noelia Colon (next to Barry). — Photo by Bob Rinklin for Perth Amboy COVID Help
By Real Estate NJ
A developer and supermarket co-owner is leading an effort to help hundreds of families who are facing food shortages in Perth Amboy.
Eddie Trujillo and Benjamin Parra, the owners of Supremo Food Market, recently began providing 50 cartons of groceries a day to families in the city who are facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. With the help of their grocery distributors, bakers, produce suppliers and food wholesalers, the business is slated to donate 2,000 cartons of food by mid-July.
The food is valued at more than $50,000, according to a news release. They are working in conjunction with the nonprofit Perth Amboy COVID Help Committee, which is raising $100,000 to continue Perth Amboy’s food assistance programs.