Rahway Councilman Asks Neighbors To Pitch In For Local Food Relief

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Rahway City Councilman Bob Bresenhan comes to aid and delivers food donation to Rahway Food for Friends for food pantry distribution this past weekend. (Photo credit: I. Daye-Kerobo)

Rahway City Councilman Bob Bresenhan comes to aid and delivers food donation to Rahway Food for Friends for food pantry distribution this past weekend. (Photo credit: I. Daye-Kerobo)

RAHWAY- City Councilman Bob Bresenhan issued a plea to fellow area residents to support “Rahway Food for Friends” by contributing canned goods and or a monetary contribution to this important organization. 

“Rahway Food for Friends is so vital to many in our community and relies on the support of the local community at large,” Bresenhan said.  “This wonderful organization is servicing in excess of 200 families a month via the Food Pantry Program and we as caring, compassionate neighbors should help make sure their cupboards are not bare,” he continued.

Bresenhan added, “The reality is that the need for food has increased in the community yet funding has decreased because of downsizing and closing of local businesses that formerly supported this organization.”  This 100% volunteer program receives minimal donations and needs your help in feeding the community.

“Rahway Food for Friends” is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation that has been serving the Rahway area for more than 20 years feeding the homeless, hungry and needy families.  Besides providing food to more than 200 families per month via the Food Pantry program they also provide free clothing and personal items to their patrons. “Rahway Food for Friends” receives referrals from the county social services to feed new applicants they receive and accommodates them all.

“Rahway Food for Friends” is the only food pantry in Rahway and provides minimally 80-100 meals per Saturday of each month at the Soup Kitchen at First Presbyterian Church, 1731 Church Street (at West Grand Avenue), Rahway.  100% of all donations are used on the food pantry program and soup kitchen program to ensure the homeless, hungry and needy families get food first.

The “Food for Friends” pantry is located at 1221 New Brunswick Avenue, Rahway.  For more information, call 732-381-7201.  They may also be found on Facebook at Rahway Food for Friends.


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