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.
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 …
Monday, May 23, 2011
AmpleHarvest.org and local food pantries partner to stop food waste and help the hungry.
With spring crops already grown and summer harvests on the way, now is a great time to plan what to do with all that extra produce you will have. Too many zucchinis? An herb garden bursting with mint and basil? Strawberries by the bushel? An apple tree that drives you nuts every fall? Take all your excess garden bounty and donate it to a local food pantry, says Gary Oppenheimer, founder of AmpleHarvest.org. AmpleHarvest.org, a national nonprofit organization, has created a food network that educates, encourages and enables gardeners with extra produce to donate their surplus to a local food pantry. The organization offers an online directory, searchable by ZIP code. According to Oppenheimer, one out of six Americans experience food …