Gabarelly’s Stockton Steaks is partnering with Fisherman’s Mark, a local community social services agency, for a delicious fundraiser that supports the community in the Hunterdon County area. “Cheesesteaks for Those in Need” kicks off on Wednesday, February 2, which happens to be Groundhog Day. When customers buy cheesesteaks at the Stockton eatery, they can purchase additional ones for $10 apiece, which will, in turn, be donated to those in need in the community. Each cheesesteak purchased will generate a complimentary cheesesteak coupon that will be given to Fisherman's Mark, and the agency will distribute the vouchers to its clients.
“We’re hoping to provide scores of complimentary cheesesteaks to Fisherman's Mark that will be enjoyed by their community,” said Chef/Owner Brian Held. “Being a new business that opened during the pandemic, we know how difficult it is to flourish in this economic climate, and we’re very optimistic that our customers will help us support our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet right now.”
“We decided to team up with Fisherman’s Mark to maintain a local discussion about the reality of hunger right here in the Stockton-Lambertville area,” explained Judith Francois, Held’s wife and business partner. “We’re really happy to create this initiative to foster this ‘pay it forward’ scenario and give back to those in need in our community.”
Fisherman’s Mark has been a part of the Lambertville community for more than four decades, providing guidance and support to people in crisis as well as facilitating innovative, responsive programs and services that promote stability, health, and wellness. The Food Pantry is a vital service for locals, distributing more than 175,000 pounds of food in recent years.
“Hunger and homelessness are just as much an issue in our backyards as anywhere else,” said Jennifer Williford, Executive Director of Fisherman’s Mark. “The cost of food continues to rise, and every little gift helps the needs of our vulnerable populations.”
Gabarelly’s Stockton Steaks, located at 18 Bridge Street in Stockton, NJ, opened in September of 2021. It’s the third culinary venture in the area by Chef Held who also owns Hamilton’s Grill Room and Brian’s in Lambertville. Named after Brian and Judith’s one-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, the retro roadside eatery specializes in cheesesteaks loaded with hand-sliced ribeye steak, as well as hand-cut fries, onion rings, wings, sliders, milkshakes, and more.
Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey, and beyond. Food news: email@example.com. Travel tips: firstname.lastname@example.org.