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Livingston Businesses Participate in "Mitzvah Moments" Food Drive

From left: Dana Glickman, JCC Mitzvah Moments committee member; Katy Strulson, director of Children and Family Engagement Division; Robert Parisi, Mayor of West Orange; Derrick McDaniel, managing director Caring Hearts of New Jersey Home Care; Cynthia Cumming, West Orange Food Pantry administrator; Alan Feldman, CEO, JCC Metrowest; Michael Andreaggi, president of Livingston's First Class Movers; Christine Strassman, JCC Mitzvah Moments committee member; and Amelia Perlstein, JCC Mitzvah Moments committee member. Credits: Christine Wolff
At the food pantry, from left: Michael Andeaggi, president First Class Movers, Cynthia Cumming, West Orange Food Pantry administrator; and Derrick McDaniel, managing director Caring Hearts of New Jersey Home Care. Credits: HTWO Food Pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Food donations poured in to benefit the West Orange Food Pantry, Jewish Community Center and Caring Hearts of New Jersey Home Care, from April 1-11, via donation bins, which were set up around Livingston, West Orange and other neighboring towns, to collect donations of non-perishable food and Chametz (leavened foods) removed from homes in preparation for the First Passover Seder. 

Livingston’s Pip Printing, First Class Movers, and the law offices of both Hauptman & Hauptman and Michael J. Brown; West Orange’s Town Hall, Library, and JCC Metrowest; as well as” Caring Hearts of New Jersey; Home Care in South Orange; Massood & Bronsnick of Wayne; and Core  Therapies in Florham Park, participated in the drive by setting up collection bins in their offices.

The recipients of the food collected said they were grateful to First Class Movers of Livingston for stopping by the JCC Metrowest loading up all the donations for drop off at the West Orange Food Pantry at the Holy Trinity Church.

This food drive is just one of many “Mitzvah (act of human kindness) Moments” the JCC offers for participation by the surrounding community. For upcoming Mitzvah Moments visit http://www.jccmetrowest.org/mitzvahmoments

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