NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are 30 days in September, and Middlesex County Food Bank has a suggestion for each of those days. giving people ways to donate food or collect donations to replenish lagging supplies at the county bank.
"Currently, the supply of nonperishable foods and necessities at MCFOODS (the county food bank) is dangerously low," said Jennifer Apostle, coordinator and manger of the operation.
MCFOODS is urging people and organizations to host a food drive or make a donations to help restock the food bank shelves. The facility in East Brunswick provides supplies for food panties across the county, including more than 15 dozen in New Brunswick.
More than 79,100 people in Middlesex County are considered "food insecure," Aspostle said.
The county food bank will provide bins for people collecting food and will pick-up containers to bring them back to warehouse.
People can also dropped donations at public libraries in East Brunswick, Edison, Metuchen, Milltown, Monroe, Perth Amboy, Piscataway, Plainsboro, South Amboy, and Woodbridge.
Among the items needed most are canned chicken, meets and pastas, macaroni and cheese, rice, low-sodium stews and vegetables, dry beans, pasta, Granola bars, and low-sugar fruits.
Also needed are household items such as diapers and wipes, paper products, soap, shampoo and tooth paste.
Monetary donations are also accepted in the form of a check payable to Feeding Middlesex County. Check can be mailed to PO Box 781, Edison, NJ 08818 or online via their website www.feedingmiddlesexcounty.org.