MIDDLETOWN, NJ: The Knights of Columbus, Father McGivney Council #6392 in Lincroft, NJ, is sponsoring a Food Drive in memory of Middletown's beloved Kevin Kret. The Food Drive is to benefit the THE BARN FOR THE POOREST OF THE POOR in Middletown NJ. The entire community is welcome to participate in this special food collection. The Barn for the Poorest of the Poor delivers 8 tons of food to the hungry every week! 

The event is a COVID-19 safe drive thru food drop off. All food will be distributed locally to Lunch Break, the Salvation Army in Red Bank, the Missionaries of Charity at Asbury Park, Project Paul and Saint Mark’s Soup Kitchen in Keansburg. Food is also shared with soup kitchens in the Bronx, Harlem, Manhattan, Newark and Plainfield.

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NEEDED: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Cereals, Soups, Beans, Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Tuna Fish, Rice, Canned Veggies, Cleaning Liquids, Food Vouchers, please no perishable items. The drop off location is located 49 Kanes Lane in Middletown, NJ, across the street from the Middletown Recycling Center.

Kevin Kret grew up in Middletown, NJ, and graduated from Saint Leo the Great School and then Christian Brother's Academy in 2008. Kevin completed his freshman year at Villa Nova, and while home for the summer, Kevin had an unfortunate, near fatal skate boarding accident in July 2009, that left him in a conscious coma. Kevin's family lovingly took the best care of Kevin in their home until he unexpectedly passed to be with the Lord earlier this month. You can learn more about Kevin and his Journey of Hope HERE.   You can read a previous TAPinto Middletown article about Kevin HERE. To read Kevin's obituary, click HERE.