UNION COUNTY — Libraries are inviting their patrons to help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a food drive. From Nov. 25 – Dec. 16, Union County 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 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. One year later many people are still suffering the effects of super storm Sandy. 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.
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, Garwood Free Public Library, Kenilworth Public Library, Linden Public Library, New Providence Memorial Library, Plainfield Public Library, Rahway Public Library, Roselle 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 www.luccnj.org.
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