SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management will be hosting their second food drive for the local pantry since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, their first one was two weeks ago in coordination with Social Services. Since then, the department has been organizing and distributing care packages for members of the township who need supplies. As of today, there are 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Brunswick.
Donations for the next “Food Drive Friday” will be held at the South Brunswick Police Department headquarters on April 3rd from 9 AM to 3 PM. Donations can be dropped off in the lobby and brought to the food pantry in an effort to avoid large gatherings and crowds, motorists can place donations in a box left outside the headquarters. Financial donations are also encouraged.
The last food drive was described as “a great success,” according to the Office of Emergency Management. Generous donations were given by residents and two local churches.
“It was just coming in droves, we really could not believe it,” said Jeanne Wert, the Director of South Brunswick Social Services, “The lobby would fill up every 10 or 15 minutes we would have to take a car and bring everything down to the food pantry. We were just going back and forth non-stop.”
The food pantry will also be accepting monetary donations, those can be made here. The Office of Emergency Management also listed the products that they need most here
- Canned meats- tuna, chicken, SPAM
- Peanut Butter
- Shelf-stable milk
- Canned tomatoes
- Boxed or canned potatoes
- Macaroni and cheese
- Toilet paper or paper towels
- Pasta Sauce - No glass jars, please