The North Plainfield Education Association (NPEA) is excited to announce that they have used their NJEA Pride grand to donate $1200 worth of food to the North Plainfield Food Pantry, as well as soliciting additional donations from North Plainfield staff. This is one of many Pride in Public Education activities carried out by the NPEA each year. One of North Plainfield Education Association’s purposes is to maintain positive relations with the North Plainfield communit

The North Plainfield Food Pantry services eligible residents of the borough as well as the neighboring communities of Green Brook, Warren and Watchung. The food pantry, which is open the third and fourth Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., is located in the former recreation building next to the Vermeule Community Center. The food pantry is in need of both non-perishable and perishable food items, including but not limited to, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, pasta, sauce, juices, shelf-stable milk, macaroni and cheese, tuna fish and other items as well necessities such as diapers, formula and baby food, personal hygiene products and household items such as paper towels, toilet paper and laundry detergent.  

Volunteering to coordinate this event is one of the many ways that North Plainfield Education Association gives back to the North Plainfield community. The NPEA is an affiliate of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and represents teachers, nurses, librarians, guidance counselors, department of pupil services, paraprofessionals, secretaries, custodial and maintenance staff, and van driversof the North Plainfield School District. North Plainfield PRIDE is an ongoing campaign created to share the education successes of the North Plainfield School District with all North Plainfield residents and build strong community support for and involvement in our great public schools.