Assemblywoman Collects Holiday Food Donations

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SCOTCH PLAINS—Assemblywoman Linda Stender welcomes area residents to join the fight against hunger by donating non-perishable foods to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey this holiday season.

“Unfortunately, due to the recession and downturn in our economy, an increasing number of families are not able to secure the very things most of us take for granted,” said Stender (D-Union County). “By donating non-perishable food items from your pantry to our drop-off site, you will be helping less fortunate residents and strengthening our community.”

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Non-perishable items may be dropped off at Stender’s office located at 1801 East Second Street, Scotch Plains, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Financial donations are also accepted and can be made payable to The Community Food Bank of New Jersey and mailed to Stender, attn: Community Food Drive, 1801 East Second St., Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.

All donations are delivered to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside. The Community Food Bank is one of the largest providers of groceries to charities, soup kitchens, and food pantries throughout the state, providing nutritious food directly to individuals and families at risk of hunger.  Donations of hearty, nutrient dense foods such canned tuna, peanut butter, canned meats, enriched cereals, soups and stews are encouraged.

Contributors are asked to avoid glass containers due to risk of breakage.
For additional information about the Community Food Bank of NJ, visit www.njfoodbank.org.


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