UNION, NJ  – As part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, residents of Union are invited to participate in “Foodstock Week”, from now thorugh July 16.

“I’m proud that our Township is participating in Foodstock Week,” stated Mayor Michele Delisfort. “Many families will be touched by these contributions making a difference in their lives.”

Non-perishable food donations can be delivered to the Clerk’s Office at Town Hall, 1976 Morris Avenue by July 16 at 12:00 p.m.  

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Foodstock is a grassroots 501c3 organization formed to assist with the needs of less fortunate community members who are struggling to put food on their tables. Their successful effort began in 2010 with a small food drive event.   To date, they have collected 380,000 pounds of food.  Their efforts have greatly benefited local food pantries who have come to depend on the work of the Foodstock organization.

Examples of what to donate:

PROTEIN

  • Peanut butter
  • Jellies and Jams
  • Canned tuna or salmon
  • Canned chicken or ham
  • Beans – canned or dried

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

  • Vegetables (canned)
  • Fruit (canned), Fruit cups, Applesauce
  • Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, prunes)

BREADS AND CEREALS

  • Oatmeal
  • Breakfast cereals (large boxes)
  • Pancake mix
  • Syrup

OTHER

  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pastas (Whole Grain)
  • Rice
  • Instant mashed potatoes (boxed)
  • Stuffing mix
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned stews, chili, Ravioli, spaghettios, etc.
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Gravy (canned)
  • Granola Bars
  • Peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds
  • Vegetable Oil

DAIRY

  • Shelf-stable milk

Donations made after the July 16 deadline will not be weighed in as part of the total weight collected for Foodstock but will still be collected for the Union Food Pantry.

For more information, visit www.uniontownship.com or call 908.851.5096.