I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween. Now that AddamsFest reached its conclusion, it’s time to concentrate on the next big holiday: Thanksgiving. For many, that means sitting down to a huge meal with your loved ones. However, that proves difficult for some. Westfield area food banks need your assistance to feed people in need this holiday season. What can you do to help?
Westfield Area Food Banks
Scotch Plains’ IHM Food Pantry hopes to hand out everything needed for a full Thanksgiving feast this year to hundreds of Westfield area citizens. Additionally, they want to pass out hams and pork roasts to those in need at Christmastime. You can help facilitate this by donating turkeys, pot roasts, hams, boxes mashed potatoes, stuffing mix, canned gravy, and canned vegetables.
Additionally, they ask for fun extras like crackers, cake mix, brownie mix, frosting, cookies, candy, and hot chocolate mix. Also, they accept perishable items like eggs, milk, and cheese. But they need a phone call first in order to make room in their refrigerator. Other items always in demand include diapers, baby formula, toiletries, pasta, soup, pancake mix, syrup, coffee, shelf-stable milk, and other everyday items. You may reach out to the IHM Food Pantry at any time by calling 908-405-1224.
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey also accepts donations year-round. In fact, for each $1 donated, they can purchase $3 in food to help feed men, women, and children facing food insecurity. If money is tight, they also need volunteers to help them receive, sort, and distribute food to the community. Learn more about how you can help by visiting their website.
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Finally, I’d like to personally thank all of you who donated to Team Guys and Dolls. We were able to raise almost $1100 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. If you want to continue to support this worthy organization, please visit their website to find out how to get involved.