NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley residents have been earning credits at the Nutley Park ShopRite for a free frozen turkey for much of the last month, as is tradition in the township, many of those free turkeys will be donated to Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) to help families facing food insecurity. This year, donating ShopRite turkeys in Nutley will be easier than ever because customers no longer have to deliver the turkeys themselves.
By special arrangement with Nutley Park ShopRite, simply tell the cashier you qualified for the free turkey, the transaction will be handled at ShopRite, but instead of the free turkey going into your shopping bag, ShopRite will hold them in the freezer to delivery to NFSB just prior to Thanksgiving distribution day.
Of course patrons of Nutley Park ShopRite who would like to purchase an additional turkey to donate, can have that turkey held at ShopRite too. SImply go to the Courtesy Counter and ask about the best way to make that happen.
The "hold" is only for turkeys, other food donations items need to be delivered to the NFSB Annex on Chestnut St.
Donations, including monetary donations, will be gratefully accepted by NFSB at 169 Chestnut Street, Nutley, NJ:
Although primarily a mental health organization, NFSB also provides social services like supplemental nutrition assistance to Nutley residents in need. Clients of the food pantry include veterans, the elderly, citizens with chronic illness, and the disabled. This year, nearly 150 Nutley families are expected to receive nutritional assistance from NFSB for Thanksgiving. NFSB meets those needs in large part because of the generosity of 'the village of Nutley.'
Please contact NFSB Food Pantry with questions or additional hours for drop off (973-667-1884).
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