Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Drop off turkeys, canned goods and non-perishable food items at Sprota's Deli, in Glendora, Saturday morning.
The Gloucester Township Republican Municipal Committee (GTRMC) will hold a food drive in Glendora this Saturday to benefit a local food pantry. The food drive will be held between 8 and 11 a.m. at Sprota's Deli. The event will also serve to rejuvenate GTRMC's coffee talk program, chairman Ray Polidoro said. Food collected during the 6th annual GTRMC food drive will benefit the food pantry at Living Word Bible Fellowship, located on Church Street in Blackwood. Needed are turkeys, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and other non-perishable and canned food items. Cash and check donations, gift cards and turkey coupons are also welcomed, as the pantry can buy needed items for local families.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Save big on Thanksgiving and holiday staples this week.
Thanksgiving should never break the bank. After all, less than 24 hours later, you will be out shopping for Christmas on Black Friday. According to the American Farm Bureau, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people was $43.47 in 2010. This figure includes turkey and some basic sides. However, you need more than just turkey and Stove Top for the perfect family feast. All those extras add up fast. But with a little planning, you can save big and even have some leftover cash to go with those leftover black olives so you can enjoy the Black Friday shopping feast! Here are my Frugal Family tips and local deals for a thirsty and fabulous Thanksgiving. 1. Get Your Turkey Now Deal: Turkeys need several days to thaw (a 12-pound turkey …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Township food pantries are facing shortages.
Gloucester Township resident Joanne Carr saw a woman buying an enormous amount of pancake mix at the grocery store and wondered what she planned to do with it all. The answer: Take it to the food pantry at Our Lady of Hope Parish, on Little Gloucester Road, which had run out of food. Like other food pantries in Gloucester Township, Our Lady of Hope Parish has seen a gigantic increase in the number of families they provide food. Last year at this time, the food pantry served 175 families a month; this year the number is close to 250. “People had good jobs last year and now they are out of work,” said Anna O’Toole, president of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the organization that manages the food pantry at Our Lady of Hope. “We are seeing …