EDISON, NJ– The South Edison Community Association (SECA) will host a food drive on Sep. 26, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. outside Edison High School, Boulevard of the Eagles, off Old Post Road
This drive is being arranged for the Hands of Hope food pantry, and will support 30 community groups, organizations, schools, churches and unions. In May the SECA held its first food drive, where it gathered 20 truckloads of non-perishable food and money contributions for the food kitchen at St. James Episcopal Church.
The SECA also sent numerous truckloads of food to the Middlesex County Food Bank (McFoods) that aids 130 other countywide food kitchens, churches and non-profits.
The food pantry in Edison needs canned veggies, fruits and soups, canned tuna and hams, boxes of pasta, rice and macaroni and cheese, boxes of potato flakes and baking blends, breakfast cereals and oatmeal, bottled veggie juice and fruit juices, bottled tomato sauce and other bottled or canned gravy.
The coronavirus has actually led to lots of households facing food insecurity in the neighborhood. In a declaration, Middlesex County Freeholder Charles Tomaro, a long-time Hands of Hope volunteer, said the food kitchen in Edison offers bags groceries to over 4,000 Edison-area families, including senior, veterans and individuals with specials needs.
SECA is likewise accepting volunteers for the food drive. To volunteer, call (732) 261-7172 or e-mail SouthEdisonCommunityAssoc@gmail.com!.?.!. The association is likewise accepting moneyin lieu
of food contributions. Those interested can make contributions by check or cash order to Hands of Hope, NJ; P.O. Box 1057, Edison, NJ 08818. Patch has actually partnered with Feeding America to help raise awareness on behalf of the millions of Americans dealing with cravings. Feeding America, which supports 200 food banks throughout the nation, approximates that in 2020, more than 54 million Americans will not have enough nutritious food to consume due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a Patch social great job; Feeding America gets 100 percent of donations. Discover how you can donate in your neighborhood or discover a food kitchen near you.