PLAINFIELD, NJ — Volunteers from local organizations, and individuals who just want to lend a helping hand, completed 12 weeks of packaging both shelf stable foods, and fresh fruits and vegetables, for Plainfield families in need on Saturday.

The food insecurity project initially began with the Plainfield YMCA, a branch of the Greater Somerset County YMCA, the Rotary Club of the Plainfields, and Star Fish Food Pantry. The boxes of food have been assembled and distributed at duCret School of Art at 1030 Central Avenue in Plainfield; the Plainfield Salvation Army is another distribution site.

In week 12, there were 54 volunteers who donated 122 hours of their time; arrangements for week 13 deliveries are already underway.

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All volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and wash hands at start and end of each shift. Social distancing, small group sizes and frequent disinfecting are practiced at all times. Volunteers and recipients are required to wear a mask/face covering over their mouth and nose at all times.

For more information, contact Kisha Chubb, Plainfield YMCA, at 908-766-5770, x202.


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