PLAINFIELD, NJ - Star Fish Plainfield, a local food pantry, had over 500 bags and boxes of food, paper goods and cleaning supplies delivered by Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence on Saturday. There were thirty-five volunteers who were on hand to help unload the donations, and they finished stocking newly built shelves in record time.
According to Secretary and Asst. Treasurer Michael Townley, "Our stalwarts who always seem to be there when we need them and our new volunteers worked very hard to get things shelved in the Pantry and sorted and stored in crates and put away on new storage shelves. Every bit of what was delivered ended up in the Pantry. In past years, we had excess boxes stored in multiple rooms because we couldn't fit it all. Now, we are complete in our one room and even have some shelf space to spare. This will help when some of our other donors drop off food for us."
Star Fish Food Pantry is a non-profit organization made up of a group of volunteers from Plainfield and surrounding areas. The group prepares and distributes grocery food orders to up to thirty-five families in need each week. Star Fish uses a referral system of agencies to vet clients in order to help assure limited resources are given to those truly in need. The non-profit also prepares special food orders for 160 families at Easter, Thanksgiving, and at Christmas.
Star Fish is located in the Covenant United Methodist Church, 631 East Front Street.