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Gloucester Twp. Democrats Deliver Turkeys to Those in Need

Carloads of turkey, potatoes and all the Thanksgiving fixings arrived on the doorstep of Gloucester Township families in need this weekend.

Thirty Gloucester Township families in need will have a brighter Thanksgiving, thanks to complete dinners delivered to them this weekend.

The Gloucester Township Democrat County Committee met Saturday to pack and deliver the Thanksgiving meals to 30 township families.

“This was by far the largest number of families we have made baskets for in any of the five years since we’ve started. We are so appreciative of the companies who so generously helped us to provide for our neighbors, and of our organization and our families who always come through for us,” committee co-chair Carol Moore said in a release.

“Our motto is ‘Caring About Community’ and that is just what happened at our organization on Saturday.”

The meal deliveries included everyone needed to make a Thanksgiving dinner, plus stock pantry items. Donations came from Sysco Food Inc., Teamsters 676, Comcast employees, community members and members of the Gloucester Township Democrat County Committee. cleared freezer storage space before the delivery to keep items fresh.

After the bags were packed and ready, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera (D-4); Mayor David Mayer, town council members Glen Bianchini, Orlando Mercado, Michelle Gentek and Councilman Frank Schmidt; and members of the Democratic committee delivered the bags.

 

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Michelle Wolfson November 21, 2011 at 05:59 PM
Who exactly are you comparing Joey Merlino too? Mayor Mayer? That may be the worst analogy I have ever heard.
Jimm November 21, 2011 at 08:54 PM
Sue, at least somebody cared enough to do something for the less fortunate. If you want to complain, at least state what you have done for the less fortunate, before sitting on your A** and complaining about it!
Sue November 22, 2011 at 12:35 AM
Charity is not about grandstanding. Why are we acknowledging the local Politicians for delivering food baskets when there are curches, schools and other organizations doing the same and more!
OCNJ November 22, 2011 at 01:14 AM
"Thirty Gloucester Township families in need will have a brighter Thanksgiving, thanks to complete dinners delivered to them this weekend." This is all that needs to be said. Helping others in need. The more the better. Churches, schools and other organizations are fine and dandy too. I would love to hear about those stories as well. Everything has to be about politics for some.
Michelle Wolfson November 22, 2011 at 02:28 AM
If you are aware of a church, school, or other organization that is doing this, you should contact Patch and tell them about it. I am sure they would love to "acknowledge" that as well. The point is, whether some people like it or not, this is news- it's something that is going on in this town. And that's what this site does, reports local news. Why is it such a big deal that they are recognized for this? As long as the people are receiving help, that should be all that matters. It's not a Democrat or a Republican issue here.
Paul J. DiBartolo November 22, 2011 at 01:42 PM
"Thirty Gloucester Township families in need will have a brighter Thanksgiving, thanks to complete dinners delivered to them this weekend." Yes, OCNJ, you would be correct if that were the case and that's all that was said but we needed to be told much more, i.e., GT Democrats did this. Why not give and not wear it out in public? That's what true giving is. Where did the money come from to do this? What kind of contributions were they? And the story would not be complete if we didn't know that Mosquera (D-4); Mayor Mayer, Bianchini, Mercado, Gentek and Schmidt; and members of the Democratic committee delivered the bags. If this isn't more grandstanding, I don't know what is.
Paul J. DiBartolo November 22, 2011 at 01:48 PM
Michelle, true charity is anonymous. We are told that the food came from donations by (anonymous) companies but nothing more. So, why do we have to know the names of all of our Democratic politicians who gave them out? If it were "not a Democrat or a Republican issue here," why did we need to be told it was an act of kindness by those among who are so capable of such kindness: GT Democrats? And then further to identify each one by name and job title.
Kenneth Scott November 22, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Well said Paul: We are not to do it in order to broadcast it, but with a humble heart. Due to a lack of proper teaching, they end up doing works in the flesh instead The boasting about the winning. Personally the State of New Jersey has had flaws and a lawsuit with the voting machines. Camden County alone has only one Superintendent of Elections and she is appointed by an all Democratic group of Senators. By law they should have an Assistant Superintendent of Elections from the opposing Party but they refuse to fill that seat based on Senatorial Courtesy which should be ban. New Jersey has a flawed system and desperately needs to revamp the way in which it has been operating. This is why people have questioned why the same people are continually being elected even though they vote them out. Those Machines and the one party system of a County Superintendent is where the problems lie. There is no accountiblity in the Election process. They are like kids in a candy store with no Security. Take those voting machines out and replace with machines that are fair, have an opposing Superintendent of elections (a second set of eyes) and you'd see a whole new group of faces in the state, county and municipal offices. It would end the arrogance and the stop the Cogs to the Wheel Link that may be helpful to understanding why the repeat politicians continue on in office. They have this down to a science. http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~appel/papers/appel-evt09.pdf
Darren Gladden November 22, 2011 at 02:23 PM
I with Paul . The Grandstanding must stop . See the churchs and other people that do Good for other don't want people to know cause they do it out of the kindness of there heart ..................This is a total GRANDSTAND event get a clue and Just care I do ..
Kenneth Scott November 22, 2011 at 02:26 PM
It's as easy as 123 and a secret that has no one questioning the process. It has gone on for a very long time. Nobody watching over them. Find a little help from the machine. A vote for the opposing party push the button and it becomes a vote for the Democratic Candidate. They watch the machines and even deliver them to the municipalities. The superintendent of elections has a lot of power and no opposing party to report it to, Just each other. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ClrHPShljM Expect the criticisms and justification to cover the wrong. It's human nature.
Darren Gladden November 22, 2011 at 02:26 PM
and just 30 turkeys just image if they spent the money that they spent to get re-elected they could feed half of Camden county.
Paul J. DiBartolo November 22, 2011 at 03:06 PM
Jimm, since when are we supposed to broadcast all of our good works before we can speak? (I hope the Mayor got thank-you's from all the recipients.) How about just dropping the food off at the homes of the needy anonymously? No, that wouldn't work because then the needy wouldn't be able to genuflect to their benefactors. BTW, For all you know, Sue's actions might dwarf anything you've done. Your response is so canned? According to the article, these were donations given by unnamed businesses. Of course, that's no reason not to name the Mayor and his minions as the good guys. The only things missing in the pictures are the white hats.
Paul J. DiBartolo November 22, 2011 at 03:08 PM
I think the Democratic Party is becoming the party of "We Won!" (so everybody else shut up and go home!)
Paul J. DiBartolo November 22, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Yes, the money spent on campaigning for seemly very low paid positions is quite curious all-around (D & R everybody). Just look at Corzine who spent $60 million out of his own pocket to win his governorship. Well, I'm sure he just had a good heart and wanted to help the down-trodden people of NJ...just like he helped the investors of MF Global.
Darren Gladden November 22, 2011 at 04:06 PM
Paul keep on keeping on you got them scare . Keep up the good work and LEAVE rice A roni to me ....;-)
Kenneth Scott November 22, 2011 at 05:38 PM
Good Point. The money they spent - a cool quarter million could have fed alot more than 30 people. Who were these 30 people? A friend of ours said his son delivered a turkey and said the house they pulled up to had a brand new Chevy Camaro parked outside. The house was huge and couldn't have been more than 5 years old. He said once he saw that, he dropped off the turkey and left. Unbelievable.
Kenneth Scott November 22, 2011 at 05:44 PM
The Dems continue to do a lot of Damage in this town too.
Lauren Burgoon November 22, 2011 at 06:45 PM
In response to some of the comments: Gloucester Township Patch is a place for people to learn what's happening in the community. As such, we will highlight events like this, just as we have on other Patches when, for instance, a church held a turkey drive. The difference here is that the organization let us know about it, submitted info and gave us photos -- just as any community group or organization is free to do. If it's happening in Gloucester Township, we want to know about it. With a full-time staff of 1, we cannot be at every event, so readers are encouraged to send Sean information -- just as the note at the bottom of the story says. The food donations didn't come from anonymous companies. As is clearly stated, "Donations came from Sysco Food Inc., Teamsters 676, Comcast employees, community members and members of the Gloucester Township Democrat County Committee." Thanks for reading.
Jimm November 22, 2011 at 07:54 PM
Gee, I read an article - I looked at the pictures - I see someone bashing "do-gooders" and what do you know? It's all because the do-gooders here are Democrats? Grandstanding? I saw Sports teams, churches, even the G.O.P (in PA!) did charity events leading up too Thanksgiving, WPVI has covered at least one "grandstanding" giveaway on TV every night at 11pm. Sunday night football featured the NFL Giants handing out turkeys to a food bank from the back of a tractor trailer. Anonymous??? hardly! Get a grip, get a clue, if you think Democrats helping poor folks is evil - Organize your friends and do a Christmas toy drive, I'm SURE the Patch will cover it too!
Jimm November 22, 2011 at 08:09 PM
You people sound like idiots! the Democrats are NOT the subject of this story! Its about folks in a bad economy getting a thanksgiving dinner and pantry items that were DONATED! Remember thanksgiving? A time of thanks for what we have? Sharing? This whole article bashing is WHY you obviously dont GET IT!!! You want to make a difference and stop complaining for a second? I proposed to Sue above and I'll make the same proposal to you, Organize a Christmas toy drive for kids in G.T. I'l will happily donate to that - and I'll bet the Democrats will not bash it in the Patch too! Geez!
Kenneth Scott November 23, 2011 at 12:36 AM
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. Abraham Lincoln quotes
Darren Gladden November 23, 2011 at 12:43 AM
wow ...So true
Matthew November 23, 2011 at 06:52 AM
What about cutting taxes. Some of the highest property taxes in the nation. It drives families out of the area. Why live here when the same house in a better area in NC has property taxes of $1200/yr. vs. $8000 here in Gloucester Township? Even Upstate NY property taxes are less than half. Why not cut the corruption and cut taxes so these families can afford their own turkey?
terrance jones November 23, 2011 at 04:47 PM
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Darren Gladden November 23, 2011 at 05:30 PM
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZI'm sleeping Darren, call me later we can have some coffee and pie ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ I don't do PIE .......SSSSSSSSSSSSSIIIIIIRRRRRRRRR............... You know I'm Mr. Mom and I'm a little bit busy . Now I will be at the Triton and Creek football game tomorrow and I'll also be coaching my Team tonight in it last game of the season in the Turkey Bowl and then after that I'll be at the Post ........ Happy Thanksgiving everyone
Michelle Wolfson November 23, 2011 at 08:14 PM
Actually what kills a skunk is usually a car going about 50 MPH. Just sayin....
Michelle Wolfson November 23, 2011 at 08:14 PM
Now that is actually a sensible comment.
Michelle Wolfson November 23, 2011 at 08:15 PM
Make sure if you have pie you get it at The Meadows Diner. Although, I thought "Terrence Jones" was a tea drinker.
Darren Gladden November 25, 2011 at 09:28 PM
Who knows who anybody is but the Mayor remember it's all about "Dave Mayer" remember his team his town that runs things .......Now watching the news and seeing what is happening to the long time Dictators and there outcome's of there life . I just wonder do you really WANT to make everything about you ...........Just care Dave I do http://youtu.be/w5cX_ncZLls
Paul J. DiBartolo November 27, 2011 at 05:47 PM
Thank you, Ms. Burgoon, for pointing out my error. I did remember reading the list of those who donated but got stuck on "...We are so appreciative of the companies who so generously helped us to provide for our neighbors..." That was my mistake and I will be more careful in the furture, however, my misreading does not negate my point. We are told that community members were among those who donated, are not the Democratic Council and Committee members part of the community? Carol Moore tells us their motto is "Caring About Community". I can recount for you when Democratic officials in this town told me go to pound sand over concerns about zoning practices in my neighborhood. They were caring all right but not about the community they are supposed to serve. It would have been sufficient to tell us that community members, which includes anybody living in Gloucester Township, were involved in this charitable effort. Instead this event became another oppurtunity for our Demnocratic politicians to pat themselves on the back in public. Methinks it starts to become apparent that only Democrats in this community care. I wish they would care less and govern better. Passing Pay-to-Play regulations might be a start to show how much they really care about us.

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