Giving Back

Local Boy Scout Collects Food to Benefit the Human Needs Food Pantry

Credits: Debra Lynn Wojack

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Twelve-year-old Brandon Wojack is learning a lesson in the power of giving from his recent community service project to help the Human Needs Food Pantry of Montclair.

Wojack, a Bloomfield resident who is in Boy Scout Troop 23 in Bloomfield, decided to help the food pantry after seeing a flier requesting donations. In working toward getting his citizen merit badge, Wojack needed to volunteer eight hours of service. A short time after watching the movie "The Pursuit of Happiness," Wojack was inspired to do something in the local community to help out.

"I want them to know that someone cares," he said.

Sign Up for E-News

Recently, the HNFP stated that they were running low on food after having a hard winter. Wojack added, "It's hard for me to think about people not having enough to eat. I wanted to have a food drive so I could help.

His mother Debra Lynn said that Brandon took the initiative to research the Human Needs Food Pantry before deciding to help further their cause. She said, "...realizing life can get tough and we all might need help at times he looked up Human Needs website and knew that's where he wanted to help."

When word spread on social media of Brandon's efforts, people began to help him by donating food. Brandon's mom posted a flier in a local facebook group and has offered to pickup the donations or they can be dropped off at the HNFP care of Brandon.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

February 23, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

Bayonne High School Placed on Lockdown Following False Snapchat Threat

February 23, 2018

BAYONNE, N.J. – Bayonne High School was placed on lockdown following a false report of a student with a gun at the school was circulating through Snapchat.

The lockdown was confirmed by by multiple student tweets about the incident.

Following an investigation, officials determined that the threat was not credible as the Snapchat posts were related to Belan High School ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, February 24

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, February 24, 2:00 PM

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Give a Hoot! Owls of New Jersey.

Education Green


Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Lobby - Office Building, Livingston

Gun Violence Prevention & Congressional Candidates


Montclair Police Blotter: Theft of Delivered Packages, Arrests and More

February 21, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ-  The following police blotter was issued by the Montclair Police Department on February 20, 2018:



02-13-2018 - A 16yoa East Orange male was arrested and charged with Unlawful Taking by Means of Conveyance, resulting from an investigation into a vehicle theft which occurred on 1/25/2018.

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

EarthCam Shares Live Webcam Views of Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels - If you saw our article, you know about the Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday to support the Special Olympics.  If you cannot be there, but want to see the festivities, this press release tells you how you can.

WHAT: Tomorrow, February 24 from 9am-1pm ET, thousands of people will make a mad dash into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the ...