SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Social Services Office will be hosting a food drive to fill in the local pantry to help residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Brunswick Office of emergency management will be coordinating with the food pantry to get grocery items to those who are unable to leave their homes and to those who are in high risk of contracting the disease, such as senior citizens.

 Items can be dropped off at the South Brunswick Police station on Friday, March 20th between the hours of 9A.M and 5P.M. The pantry will also be accepting gift cards to grocery stores such as ShopRite and Stop&Shop to purchase items they do not have on stock, according to a press release from the South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management.

            The press release also lists the following items that are needed.

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•           Soups- canned or dried

•           Beans- Canned or dry

•           Pasta

•           Pasta sauce

•           Canned vegetables

•           Canned meats- tuna, chicken, SPAM

•           Canned pasta

•           Cereal/Oatmeal

•           Peanut Butter

•           Jelly

•           Shelf stable milk

•           Rice

•           Canned tomatoes

•           Boxed or canned potatoes

•           Macaroni and cheese

For those who wish to make a money donation to the South Brunswick food Pantry. The link can be found here.

https://register.capturepoint.com/reg/donation_detail.cfm?s=IuxMAfrQx8s=&organization_id=154&product_id=9222&season_id=12474&source=donation

           

            The Office of Emergency Management is also working to update the public about which stores are doing special services. The Stop and Shop, located at 24 Summerfield Boulevard, is offering shopping hours explicitly for those 60 or older from 6A.M to 7:30A.M daily. The ShopRite on Monmouth Junction is offering delivery and pick up services, as are many other ShopRites in the state.

Anyone who is in dire need of food is instructed to contact the Social Services department and 732-329-4000 EXT. 7674. Jeanne Wert, the director of the South Brunswick Social Services department, says that more plans for the food pantry and the department will be finalized in the upcoming week.