SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – A local family used a lemonade stand to help out the township’s food pantry, according to officials.
Township Social Services Director Lou Anne Wolf said Thursday that the Kydonieus family of Kendall Park brought a donation of more than $150 raised through sales at a lemonade stand to help the food pantry restock its bare shelves.
According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, children Jack and Sofia took the money they earned selling lemonade and went shopping with their parents, Michael and Randi, for groceries to replenish the shelves.
“It is wonderful to see children get involved and help those less fortunate,” Wolf said in the post. “It was a pleasure to meet this great family and give them a tour of the Food Pantry today.”
In a telephone interview in the afternoon, Wolf said the pantry is still critically low on several items including canned soups, canned vegetables, canned meats, canned fruits, macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, boxed rice, boxed potatoes and healthy snacks.
According to the township’s website, the Department of Social Services helps needy families through the food pantry and also through a Crisis Intervention program that can help with other items like rent and heat.
In addition to the Kydonieus family, the South Brunswick Mom’s Club also donated 12 backpacks full of school supplies to the department, according to Wolf.
“These Moms are setting a great example for their children by having them help fill the back packs and bringing them along to drop them off,” Wolf said in a separate post on Facebook.
Donations can be made at the Municipal Building and Senior Center in the municipal complex on Route 522 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Donations can also be dropped off at the South Brunswick Public Library.