PISCATAWAY, NJ — As some Middlesex County residents continue to face hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kiwanis Club of Franklin/Somerset teamed up with students from Piscataway High School’s Key Club with their food drive to assist Elijah’s Promise Community Soup Kitchen with providing snack items to those in need.

Led by Mitch Fuhr, a teacher at Piscataway High School and Kiwanis Club Treasurer, the service organizations reached out to the community for donations, receiving fruit cups, granola bars, fruit juice, fruit snacks, and packages of tissues and alcohol wipes. They collected enough to pack 100 snack bags for the New Brunswick based non-profit.

“It is a great honor to be able to assist Elijah’s Promise in providing the community with some comfort during these times,” said Zunilda Sanchez, the Kiwanis Club’s secretary who helped deliver the snack packages early last week.

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Elijah’s Promise Community Soup Kitchen in New Brunswick serves almost 300 meals a day and over 100,000 meals a year to individuals who would otherwise go hungry. They serve all who come through their doors and take pride in preparing the most delicious and healthy meals possible for their guests.

The Kiwanis Club of Franklin/Somerset sponsors service-learning clubs for students including the Key Club at Piscataway High School.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis members have dedicated over 18 million volunteer hours and invested millions of dollars for projects that help strengthen communities. Key Clubs assists Kiwanis in carrying out their mission, while providing high school students with valuable leadership skills.

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