SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains donated more than a ton (2,000 lbs.) of food for the Foodstock canned food collection challenge in Union County, according to Bill Swisher of the Foodstock organization on Monday.

Swisher reported that the Township collected 2,075 lbs. of non-perishable foods, thanks to the generosity of Scotch Plains residents, municipal employees, and shoppers who visited the Scotch Plains Farmers Market during the past two weeks.

Foodstock is a grassroots community effort formed to assist with the needs of our less fortunate community members who are struggling to put food on their tables due to the current economic environment. This successful effort began in 2010 in central New Jersey, and has since collected over 220,000 pounds of food and $54,000 for area food pantries!

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Kenilworth led all Union County towns with 2,300 lbs. collected for Foodstock. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.