BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is participating in Foodstock to collect food for those in need through July 19.

Foodstock, according to a release, is a grassroots 501(c)3 organization that was formed to aid with the needs of the less fortunate community members who are having trouble putting food on their tables, while providing an opportunity to give back.

The effort began in 2010 with a small food drive, and they have now collected 380,000 pounds of food. The efforts have benefited local food pantries.

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Non-perishable food donations can be dropped in the blue bins located outside the administration vestibule in the municipal complex, on Commons Way. The food donations will be delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County by Foodstock July 19.

Items that can be donated are:

  • Peanut butter
  • Jellies and hams
  • Canned tuna or salmon
  • Canned chicken or ham
  • Canned or dried beans
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Fruit caps
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruit
  • Oatmeal
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Pastas
  • Rice
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing mix
  • Canned soups
  • Canned stews, ravioli, spaghettios
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • Granola bars
  • Peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds
  • Vegetable oil
  • Shelf-stable milk