WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Documentary, Hills and Valleys; A Journey Through Wayne premiered the weekend of November 2 to very positive reviews but many missed out on the opportunity to see the film on the big screen. Another viewing has been scheduled on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving, November 27 at Wayne Valley High School at 6:30pm
The admission to the event is simply donations of non-perishable food items for the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry.
The food collected is part of a Thanksgiving food drive that has already begun with a collection box outside of the Realty Executives office at 1501 Hamburg Turnpike.
“We’re hoping to blow the doors off the food pantry with donations,” said Bastante.
This food drive is to help replenish the stores at WIN after Thanksgiving. Each year at this time, the WIN Food Pantry provides full Thanksgiving meals to their client families and the shelves need to be re-stocked. Bastante and Annmarie DeGeorge of Realty Executives want to fill those shelves.
“I learned about the Food Pantry from watching Paul’s film,” said DeGeorge who was a sponsor of Bastante’s film. “I reached out to Win and found out that they feed about 126 families, including sixty-six children, on a regular basis, and I decided we needed to do something to help keep the food pantry stocked.”
Not only are non-perishable foods necessary, but toiletry and hygiene products are always gratefully accepted at the Food Pantry as well as Shoprite Gift Cards.
Barbara Cohen of the WIN Food Pantry said: “Canned fruit is something we always seem short of as well as spaghetti sauces.” When asked what they get too much of, she replied: “Beans.”
As you shop for your own Thanksgiving dinners, think about purchasing something extra for the less fortunate in Wayne and drop it off at Realty Executives, or come to the showing of Hills and Valleys on Wednesday, November 27.
For more information about the WIN Food Pantry, please go to www.winfoodpantry.org