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Clark and County Officials 'Help Bag Hunger' During National Hunger Awareness Month

Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos, center, with Shoprite event organizers Chris Wolfe and Lisa Housel-Lazar Credits: E. Clee
Clark Councilman Al Barr has been participating in "Help Bag Hunger" since 2000. Credits: E. Clee
Chief Matos bagging groceries.  Credits: E. Clee
Union Country Freeholder Vice Chairman Bruce H. Bergen diligently bagged groceries to help the hungry. Credits: E. Clee
Union County Freeholder Christopher Hudak Credits: E. Clee
Union County Freeholder Vernell Wright. Credits: E. Clee

CLARK, NJ -  September is National Hunger Awareness Month and local officials came together at Shoprite in Clark to “Help Bag Hunger” on Wednesday morning. Working side-by-side with store management and employees, Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos and Councilman Al Barr bagged groceries collected through the Shoprite Partners in Caring Fund.  

“I am just glad I could help a cause like this,” Matos said, as he bagged a gallon of milk for a morning shopper. 

The goal is to collect $11,000 in groceries that will be distributed to local community food banks. 

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"I have been doing this every year I've been on council, since 2000," Barr said.  "It is a great cause."

Union Country Freeholder Vice Chairman Bruce H. Bergen and Freeholders Vernell Wright and Christopher Hudak joined in to lend a hand. 

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