Edison, NJ -  Volunteers will be utilizing Election Day to help individuals in need. A volunteer group, led by Edison School teacher, Tom White, will be running a non-perishable food drive on Tuesday, November 5.

“I thought it was a good way to help the homeless and simultaneously bring the community together. I wanted to do something positive that coincided with the Holiday Season and by doing it on Election Day, it was easy to make it town wide because the polling places can also be satellite locations for food and winter coat collection,” said Mr. White. 

Donated items will be collected at  voting locations across town.  Volunteers are asking voters to bring canned vegetables, macaroni & cheese (in boxes), cereal or oatmeal, tomato sauce, pasta or rice, tuna, soup, canned fruit, and granola bars.  The items will be  donated to the Hands of Hope Food Pantry at St James Church, located on Woodbridge Avenue in Edison.

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 “Hopefully, it will be successful so we can expand it to every election,” said Mr. White.

For further information, residents  contact Tom White at twhite1119@gmail.com or thomas.white@edison.k12.nj.us