Woodbridge Students Remind Voters To “Cast A Can” Along With Their Ballots

WOODBRIDGE – Senior students from John F. Kennedy Memorial High School joined Mayor John E. McCormac, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Zega, Principal Michael A. Cilento and social studies teacher Matthew Connelly to remind Woodbridge Township voters going to the polls for the June 4 Primary Election to “Cast-A-Can-When-You-Cast-Your-Vote” by donating canned goods and non-perishable food items at all township polling locations.

According to McCormac, students from John F. Kennedy Memorial, Colonia, and Woodbridge High Schools coordinate the Election Day food drive with the Board of Elections and Town Hall by placing drop-off containers at every polling location throughout the Township. After the polls close, the students collect the containers and take the food to the Township Health Center where it is sorted and distributed to food pantries.

The “We Feed Woodbridge” Food Bank Committee has collected nearly 100,000 pounds of food so far this year as a result of the annual holiday food drive, the February “Have-A-Heart” food drive campaign, and special events at the Barron Arts Center.

Woodbridge Township food banks receive the foods from the Township Health Center for distribution to Township families through the following food pantries:

  • Heavens Helper’s Pantry, 343 Pearl Street, Woodbridge (formerly Congregation Adath Israel);
  • First Presbyterian Church, 20 Middlesex Avenue, Iselin;
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity Lane, Woodbridge;
  • Metro Park Assembly of God, 48 Berkeley Blvd., Iselin;
  • First Presbyterian Church, 600 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge;
  • St. James Roman Catholic Church, 174 Grove Street, Woodbridge;
  • First Presbyterian Church of Avenel, 621 E. Woodbridge Avenue, Avenel;
  • First Congregational Church-Women of Faith, Barron Avenue, Woodbridge;
  • St. Cecelia Roman Catholic Church, 45 Wilus Way, Iselin; and
  • Elijah’s Bread Food Pantry, Ridgedale and E. Prospect Avenues, Woodbridge.

Food donations can be dropped off every weekday at the Woodbridge Township Public Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street, the Woodbridge Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza, or at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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