Two local supermarkets have signed up to drop-off locations for the 22nd Annual Action Against Hunger Food Drive.
The Drive will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be on hand to collect non-perishable food donations at Pathmark, 407 Valley Street in South Orange and Kings at 159 Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood.
Items to be collected include:
- Canned meat & fish
- Canned fruit & 100% fruit juice
- Canned pasta, stew, chili, hearty soup
- Canned tomatoes, vegetables, pasta sauce
- Pasta, white & brown rice, dried beans
- Cold cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Powdered or evaporated milk
- Baby food, formula, diapers, pull-ups
- Toilet paper & paper towels
“We know that more than 1.2 million people in New Jersey, including almost 400,000 children, are facing hunger,” said Kathleen DiChiara, President & CEO of Community FoodBank of New Jersey. “With so much need all around us, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and our more than 1,100 partner agencies applaud Action Against Hunger for helping get food to our hungry neighbors, and for raising awareness about the dire circumstances for so many hard-working families across the state.”
North Jersey Media Group Foundation’s annual collection is the largest food drive in the metropolitan area, serving 65 pantries which assist more than 40,000 clients.
Emergency food providers include the Community FoodBank of NJ, Center for Food Action, Bergen County; CUMAC/ECHO, Passaic County; MEND, Essex County; and the Interfaith Food Pantry, Morris County.
Food and monetary contributions can be made at more than 100 locations across northern New Jersey on Oct. 6. To make a donation or see a full list of drop-off sites, visit ActionAgainstHunger.com.