WESTFIELD, NJ — The Jefferson School PTO and the Jefferson Early Act Club will be collecting donations for the Plainfield Food Bank and Plainfield Salvation Army from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday.

The food bank is running low on goods due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Everyone is looking to do something to help others out during this scary and overwhelming time in our world,” said Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded, a Union County Freeholder, Westfield resident and one of the drive’s organizers. “We all want to help and when we know there is a need, there is a desire to make a difference.”

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A south side donation site will be established at 490 Otisco Drive. Donations can be placed in the Harmony Design Group Truck.

A north side donation site will be at 322 Elm St., at the Hertell Building on the corner of Kimball Avenue and Elm Street. Donations can be placed in the Shoreline East Construction Corp truck.

Recommended donation items include non-perishable foods, socks, and personal care and hygiene products. Suggested items include but are not limited to “canned goods, boxes of cereal, cases of granola bars, baby diapers, cases of water, and toilet paper,” according to Palmieri-Mouded.

Organizers for the food drive also include residents Michael Esposito, Thomas Natasi and Marc Nissim.

Monday’s effort follows a collection the Jefferson School PTO and Early Act Club held for the Plainfield Food Bank and Plainfield Salvation Army last week.

Shreya Jyotishi is a freshman at Westfield High School participating in a journalism program with TAPinto Westfield.

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