MIDDLESEX — Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company Exclusive Agent David Basile of Middlesex is teaming up with Honest-1 Auto Care this holiday season to raise funds and collect food for a local food bank, Fish, Inc.
Now through Friday, Dec. 10, participants can donate unopened, non-perishable and canned foods at the Allstate agency in Middlesex located at 540 Bound Brook Road. Items needed include canned soup, beans, tuna, fruits, and vegetables; instant potatoes and rice; peanut butter and jelly; cereal; spaghetti sauce and pasta; and bottled juices.
“Last year was the inaugural year of this program and we experienced an amazing response,” said Basile. “So this year we have set the bar even higher. Our goal is to collect 100 boxes of food and raise $1,500. I think with the help of the compassionate folks in the area we will achieve this goal.”
Fish, Inc. is dedicated to helping the poor, the elderly, the homeless, and those who “fall between the cracks” of public assistance. Located in Piscataway, the nonprofit’s service areas include Dunellen, Middlesex, Piscataway, South Plainfield, Edison, and Highland Park.
“In light of the difficult economy, food bank donations and supplies are very low and the influx of new families and seniors with needs have increased,” said Edward Halteman, Treasurer of Fish, Inc.
According to the Poverty Research Institute, one out of every five New Jersey families does not earn enough to afford basic necessities – food, housing, and child care.
For more information on how you can help, call David Basile at 1-732-752-4855 or visit his agency at 540 Bound Brook Road in Middlesex.
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