ELIZABETH, NJ – While many of us are planning our annual vacations, Assemblywomen Annette Quijano reminds us that Hunger Doesn’t Take A Vacation, for low-income and homeless individuals.

For the fourth year, the assemblywoman, in partnership with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and St. Joseph Social Service Center,is hosting a food drive, Annual Hunger Doesn’t Take A Vacation. She is seeking volunteers to make sandwiches every Wednesday and Thursday in August and on September 1. The goal is 1,000 peanut butter and jelly and turkey and cheese sandwiches each week.

Individuals or groups interested in volunteering, they  must sign by by calling  Emy Quispe at (908) 327-9119 or email, HungerDoesntTakeAVacation@Gmail.com.

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Another way you can help is to make a monetary donation, or donate goods, such as bottled water or snacks. To make an online donation, visit http://novacationfromhunger.eventbrite.com.

The schedule is as follows:

Wednesdays and Thursdays only

Week 1: August 3rd and August 4th

Week 2: August 10th and August 11th

Week 3: August 17th and August 18th

Week 4: August 24th and August 25th

Week 5: August 31st and September 1st


10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless

118 Division Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201