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"Mitzvah Moments" Food Drive Delivers Over 1,000 Pounds of Donations to Holy Trinity-West Orange Food Pantry

From left: Dana Glickman, JCC Mitzvah Moments committee member; Katy Strulson, director of Children and Family Engagement Division; Robert Parisi, Mayor of West Orange; Derrick McDaniel, managing director Caring Hearts of New Jersey Home Care; Cynthia Cumming, West Orange Food Pantry administrator; Alan Feldman, CEO, JCC Metrowest; Michael Andreaggi, president First Class Movers; Christine Strassman, JCC Mitzvah Moments committee member; and Amelia Perlstein, JCC Mitzvah Moments committee member.   Credits: Christine Wolff
 Robert Parisi -Mayor of West Orange, Derrick McDaniel -Managing Director Caring Hearts of New Jersey Home Care, Cynthia Cumming -West Orange Food Pantry Administrator, Alan Feldman -CEO JCC Metrowest,  Michael Andreaggi -President First Class Movers   Credits: Christine Wolff
At the food pantry, from left: Michael Andeaggi, president First Class Movers, Cynthia Cumming, West Orange Food Pantry administrator; and Derrick McDaniel, managing director Caring Hearts of New Jersey Home Care. Credits: HTWO Food Pantry

WEST ORANGE, NJ -  Food donations came pouring in to benefit the West Orange Food Pantry the Jewish Community Center and Caring Hearts of New Jersey Home Care from April 1-11. Donation bins were set up around West Orange and neighboring towns to collect donations of non-perishable food and Chametz (leavened foods) that was removed from homes in preparation for the First Passover Seder. 

JCC Metrowest in West Orange, Caring Hearts of New Jersey Home Care in South Orange, West Orange Town Hall, West Orange Library, Massood & Bronsnick in Wayne, First Class Movers in Livingston, Core Therapies in Florham Park, Hauptman & Hauptman and Michael J. Brown Law Offices in Livingston and Pip Printing in Livingston all participated in the drive by setting up collection bins in their offices.

Many thanks to First Class Movers of Livingston for stopping by the JCC Metrowest this morning and loading up all the donations for drop off at the West Orange Food Pantry at the Holy Trinity Church!

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This food drive is just one of many *Mitzvah Moments the JCC offers for the surrounding community to participate in. For upcoming Mitzvah Moments visit

*Mitzvah = act of human kindness

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