BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Friday, July 12, is the last date to take part in the township’s  #FoodStockChallenge. Foodstock, a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit, collects food and distributes it to food banks in the area to help community members who are having trouble making ends meet.

Berkeley Heights challenged Scotch Plains to see which town can collect the most food – so more than filling shelves with food is at stake – so is the town’s pride and reputation!

Non-perishable food contributions will be donated to the Little Flower Food Pantry which recently reopened its pantry. Since there is limited space, they will accept only boxed milk, canned stew/soup and canned vegetables. All other items will be delivered to Linden Interfaith Network for Community Service.

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Drop off bags of food on the table marked “FoodStock” in the council chambers at Town Hall, 29 Park Ave., through Friday, July 12.  Those who want to involve children or their neighbors still have time to pick up some bags at town hall – email – before coming to pick up the bags. Each bag will have a flier on it explaining the challenge. For those who can’t bring the donations to town hall, email and give your address and date on which you want the bag picked up, then on that date, leave the filled bag or bags at your front door for pick up.

To make things even easier for everyone to donate, the ShopRite “Can Can Sale” is on this week.

Visit Foodstock’s website at for more information on the organization.