CALDWELL, NJ -- Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno along with Det. Matthew DeAngelo dropped off several bags of food and paper products as a donation to the Caldwell Food Pantry for the holidays last Tuesday. 

The West Essex PBA Local #81 sponsored food donations to the Caldwell Food Pantry and The Saint Thomas More Food pantry in Fairfield for the holidays.

“Thank you to Maria Burak, the director of Caldwell Health, Welfare & Senior Services, who has done a tremendous job with the volunteers at the food pantry making sure the residents of Caldwell have the necessities they need,” the Caldwell Police Department said in a post on its Facebook site.

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The food pantry is currently in need of cereal, tuna, coffee, tea, mac and cheese, kids’ juice and kids’ snacks. Donations for the food pantry can be made between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Leave donations in the lobby. The food pantry is open on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m to pick up a bag of food. For more information regarding the Caldwell Food Pantry, contact Maria Burak at

The Caldwell Food Pantry is located at 14 Park Ave.