Bloomfield, N.J. -Today, January 7, 2018, the Township of Bloomfield’s Martin Luther King Day of Service Committee held a baby item and food drive at Brookdale Shoprite which was organized by Councilwoman Dr. Wartyna Davis. This is the 4th year The MLK Day Of Service event has been held. Even in this blistering cold weather, volunteers gathered to support the local food pantries. Customers of Brookdale Shoprite donated items as they exited the store. All donated items will be sent to the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green, New Light Baptist Church, and the Human Needs Pantry of Montclair.

Bonita Walker, a 6 year Bloomfield resident and volunteer, told Tapinto Bloomfield that she is “always looking for a good cause to support.”Jody Polidoro stated “I'm here braving this frigid weather because there are homeless people that live in our community who have no choice but to be out in this, so a few hours in this weather to help out is not that bad.”Deacon Robert Walker of New Light Baptist Church remarked, “Good to see that the spirit of love and generosity is alive and well here in Bloomfield despite the cold temperature.”

The Bloomfield Police Department was on hand to assist with today's food drive. Also, volunteering was Council colleagues Nick Joanow and Jenny Mundell, as well as Recreation Board member Luis Felix.