Woodbridge Have-A-Heart Food Drive Collected 20,000 lbs.

WOODBRIDGE – The township’s annual “Have-A-Heart” food drive wrapped up last week on Valentine’s Day, and Woodbridge businesses, schools, charitable organizations and residents combined to donate 20,000 lbs. of food and more than $31,000.

The annual challenge is issued each January and calls upon businesses and community organizations to contribute 214 lbs. of food or $214 by 2/14, Valentine’s Day. The donations are used to replenish local food pantries.

Significant contributors included the Colonia business community and the Colonia Corner newspaper, which collected $9,000 and more than 1,500 lbs. of food at the recent “Taste of Colonia” event. Woodbridge Center Mall donated $3,000; Woodbridge ShopRite donated 3,000 lbs. of food; Northfield Bank donated $2,500 and collected 225 pounds of food; BCB Community Bank, The Club at Woodbridge, and Bob’s Discount Furniture each donated $1,000; Bessemer Trust collected 1,300 pounds of food and $8520; YMCA of Woodbridge collected 1,500 pounds of food; St. John Vianney School collected 1,000 pounds of food; the Central Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts collected 1,500 pounds of food; and Strawberry’s Pub collected 700 pounds of food.


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