Dear EarthTalk: I love to cook and when I have the time I make soups, stews and pasta meals in large batches and freeze them. I use leftover plastic containers, but I know this is not good.

Linden Community Outreach Program

LINDEN — The Linden Citizens’ Association is sponsoring a free community outreach program on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Linden Elks Club, Elm Street. Call Rich Guerra at 1-908-868-7285 for seating availability.