Twp. Food Pantry Needs Community's Help
Local non-profit organization at 'critically low' level.
The Washington Township Food Pantry's shelves are growing bare, and the organization is hoping the community will help fix that problem this Saturday.
The Food Pantry will host an Emergency Food Drive this Saturday, according to Washington Township Schools Superintendent Jeff Mohre.
The drive will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 21 at the Food Pantry, located at Long Valley Presbyterian Church on Bartley Road.
The food supply is at a critically-low level, Mohre said, and donations of non-perishable food, meal, toiletry, and paper items are desperately needed to assist the pantry.
The school district also distributed a Honeywell alert Wednesday night with that information.
For more information about the pantry, go to lvpc.net.
Some Summer Help
The annual vacation bible school program at Valley View Chapel is doing its share in helping, and will cap off a successful summer program with its second annual "Jam the Van" program on Sunday, July 22 to benefit the food pantry.
A "mission moment" has been incorporated into the church's summer program, and students have been bringing donations for the food pantry throughout the summer schooling session, according to Susan Spina.
Those donations will be hauled over to the pantry Friday afternoon, and to supplement the students' efforts, the church's Deaconesses arranged Sunday's "Jam the Van" program.
Volunteers will be available to accept donations from 8 a.m. to noon at the church on Sunday, Spina said.