Help Check Out Hunger At Union County Libraries

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UNION COUNTY — Help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a Food Drive being sponsored by the Union County Public Libraries. From now until Dec.16, local public libraries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries. Collection bins will be conveniently located at the public libraries and library staff will then route 100% of the donations to designated food banks.

During these tough economic times, many people in New Jersey have been left behind; low income families; struggling single parents; the elderly on a fixed income; the unemployed. The New Jersey Community Food Bank assists by supplying food to over 1,500 non-profit charities in 19 counties, including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, local food banks, after school programs and senior centers.

To make this holiday season hunger free, simply visit your local library with a donation of non-perishable items. Groceries most urgently needed are canned meat and fish; canned soups and stews; peanut butter (in plastic jars); boxed pasta and rice; powdered milk; infant formula; canned vegetables and fruits.

Participating libraries include: Berkeley Heights Public Library, Clark Public Library, Cranford Public Library, Elizabeth Public Library, Fanwood Memorial Library, Garwood Free Public Library, Hillside Public Library, Kenilworth Public Library, Linden Public Library, Mountainside Public Library, New Providence Memorial Library, Plainfield Public Library, Rahway Public Library, Roselle Free Public Library, Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library, Scotch Plains Public Library, Springfield Public Library, Summit Public Library, Union Free Public Library, Westfield Memorial Library.

For more information, contact your library or visit the Union County Public Libraries web site at

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1 comment for “Help Check Out Hunger At Union County Libraries

  1. Jenna-Lee
    December 7, 2011 at 9:07 am

    This is great!! To help make your food drive a success, you may want to also consider hosting your food drive online via YouGiveGoods. Conducting your Food Drive online will enable you to reach a broader audience, and you can direct people to it through regularly used social media. The site does everything for you! If people wish to donate food items to your food drive, they can purchase the food directly through your drive page and when the drive is over, the food will be hand delivered directly to your designated food pantry. If you want to check it out, go to

    Good Luck!

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