Throughout the month of November, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will host large-scale turkey distributions for each of the eight counties in its northern service area; enabling local food pantries and soup kitchens to pick up Thanksgiving turkeys for their hungry neighbors. On Monday November 18; turkeys and roasters will be delivered to 200 South Street in Morristown.
Other towns receiving deliveries include Plainfield, Irvington, Jersey City, passaic, Hillside, Englewood, East Brunswick and Orange.
Organizations that have placed holiday orders with the FoodBank will visit the designated pick-up sites closest to them to get roasters and frozen turkeys, which they will each distribute on their own schedules. The FoodBank works with more than 1,000 of these partners year-round, providing the food that enables them to serve neighbors in need in their communities.
“Our community partners are the boots on the ground that help us feed struggling families and make a local impact on hunger,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. “During the holidays, they allow us to share the joy of the season with those who might otherwise go without a Thanksgiving meal.”
“We strive year-round to bring all sectors of society together in the fight against hunger,” Rodriguez added, “but Thanksgiving is perhaps the best and most heartwarming example of people working together to provide food, help, and hope for our hungry neighbors.”