HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has organized a grocery drive to help replenish the vital supplies made available to families in need by the Hillsborough Township Food Pantry.

“Unfortunately, the current coronavirus crisis has limited our Town’s ability to purchase the groceries needed to maintain the inventory at the Food Pantry,” said Tricia Marciano, president of the Rotary Club of Hillsborough. “It is particularly important at this difficult time to ensure that our community members in need have access to nutritious food and cleaning supplies.”

To supplement the Township’s ongoing efforts, the Rotary Club has established five collection points where Township residents can drop off the needed items. Due to sanitary and storage restrictions, only those items listed below can be collected.

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The Rotary Grocery Drive will take place beginning Thursday, April 16, through Sunday, April 19. For purposes of social distancing, collection bins will be stationed outside the following six Hillsborough locations:

- Weis Supermarket, 311 Route 206;

- Catered Affair, 424 Route 206;

- Audio Café, 926 US 206;

Café Piazza,649 US 206;

Spera Electric, 15 Ilene Court, Bldg. 12, Suite 2;

Pinnacle Health and Fitness, 30 Brower Lane;

Hillsborough Township Municipal Building (Collection bin by back entrance near gazebo)

The needed items (cans, jars and boxes only, no frozen items or fresh produce) are:

Peanut Butter

Jelly

Mac and Cheese

Boxed Pasta

Tomato Sauce

Boxed Potatoes

Rice

Coffee

Canned Fruit

Tuna Fish

Canned Chicken

Canned Deviled Ham

Cereal

Laundry Detergent

Shampoo

Conditioner

Toothpaste

Soap

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Items will be collected daily and transported to the Township Food Pantry where they will be sanitized, quarantined for five days and then made available to families in need.

The Rotary Club of Hillsborough has over 35 active members from Hillsborough and surrounding communities. Members include business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  The Rotary Club of Hillsborough serves the Hillsborough community. All funds raised at the Rotary Fair are donated back to community projects. The Rotary Club of Hillsborough meets every other Wednesday, at 6:15 pm at The Landing Restaurant in Hillsborough.