SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It is the time of year when the South Plainfield Social Services Department prepares for its annual “Holiday Food and Gift Project”.  This program is designed to help families within our community that may be experiencing a hardship.  We count on individuals, groups, and organizations to help us by adopting a family and providing them with food and/ or gifts for the holiday season. 

In addition to adopting a family, you can also help by donating food.  The Boy Scout food drive donations help to provide our neighbors with food for the holidays.  This will begin November 11th when bags will be dropped off at your home.  Please put non-perishable food in the bags and the Boy Scouts will pick up the bags on November 18th.  If you do not receive a bag, but would still like to donate, please feel free to bring your donations to the Social Services Department at the Senior Center on or before November 18th

If you are willing to donate a turkey, they can be dropped off on November 20th or 21st.  We also appreciate gift certificates to any local merchants or grocery stores. 

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The holiday season is a time where we can come together as a community to help our neighbors who may be struggling and in need.  It is an opportunity to make life easier for some and make our own holidays more meaningful. 

To adopt a family or for more information on our program, please call Heather Barry, Director of Social Services for the Borough of South Plainfield at 908-226-7628.