SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township has extended its Foodstock donation campaign until Wednesday, July 17, at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.) because the building was closed this week to fix a sewer line issue. Drop off donations in the bin is located at Police Dispatch.

The Township Scotch Plains is collecting food to donate to food banks here in our own community. Overflow collections will be donated to The Community Foodbank of New Jersey in Hillside. In fact, Scotch Plains and Berkeley Heights are involved in a challenge to see which town can collect the most food to Foodstock, a grassroots organization formed to assist with the needs of our less fortunate neighbors.

Foodstock began in 2010 in central New Jersey, and has since collected over 220,000 pounds of food and $54,000 for area food pantries. Foodstock’s goal is to collect 500,000 pounds of food this year. Here’s how you can donate:

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