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BURLINGTON COUNTY EXTENDS COUNTYWIDE FOOD DRIVE CAMPAIGN


 

Officials Continue to Urge Residents, Businesses To Donate Food To Local Pantries

 

Since demand is still high for much needed food and the County has received an over-whelming response to her call to action, Burlington County Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien has decided to extend the food drive through the end of the month.

            "Now is the time to donate to local food banks. Many people simply do not think about folks being hungry during the summer months, since food drives are traditionally held during the winter,” said Freeholder O’Brien. “We have gotten a tremendous response so far to our call for food and I wanted to thank so many local businesses who have stepped up to help our neighbors.” 

            Collection boxes are throughout County Buildings in the lobbies.  In addition, the following businesses have donation boxes:

Jersey Mike’s at the Shoppes of Cinnaminson

195 Route 130 South, Cinnaminson, NJ

 

Quality Management Associates

700 Cinnaminson Avenue, Building B, Palmyra, NJ

 

Liberty Bell Bank

227 W. Camden Avenue, Moorestown, NJ

 

Liberty Bell Bank

145 N. Maple Avenue, Marlton, NJ

 

Liberty Bell Bank

860 Union Mill Road, Mount Laurel, NJ

 

JSH International

303 Birchfield Drive, Mount Laurel, NJ

 

Amica Mutual Insurance Company

1000 Bishops Gate Boulevard, Suite 200, Mount Laurel, NJ

 

Burlington County Chamber Of Commerce Office

100 Technology Way, Suite 110, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

 

 

            The food banks are in desperate need of food items or food store gift cards so that they can purchase items that are in more demand.

 

The Food Banks need:

  • Breakfast Bars
  • Canned meals, such as mac & cheese, ravioli, beef stew, spaghetti & meatballs, etc.
  • Canned items such as soup, tuna, vegetables and fruits
  • Boxed or bagged items such as Cereal, noodles, pasta, rice, crackers and stuffing
  • Jarred items such as Jelly, peanut butter, pasta sauce, etc.
  • Bottled items such as juice
  • Shelf milk
  • Baby food

 

To ensure food safety, we cannot use:

  • Rusty or Unlabeled Cans
  • Perishable Items
  • Homemade Items
  • Noncommercial Canned or packaged Items
  • Open or Used Items
  • Out of Date or expired items

 

Here is a list of a few of the larger Food Pantries in our area. You may donate to any other pantry of your choice as well.

 

Catholic Charities, Emergency & Community Services

801 Burlington Avenue, Delanco, New Jersey

(856) 764-6945 x119 or 111 (donors)

 

Christian Caring Center

378 Lakehurst Rd, Browns Mills, New Jersey

(609) 893-0700

 

Quest Ministries/ Tabernacle Baptist Church

150 East Second Street, Burlington, New Jersey

(609) 386-4785

 

St. Vincent DePaul – Medford

1 Jones Road, Medford, New Jersey

(609) 953-0021

 

St. Vincent DePaul – Mount Holly

260 High Street, Mount Holly, New Jersey

(609) 267-9600

 

Sisterhood Inc.

132-136 E. Broad Street, Burlington, NJ 08016

609 747 9333

 

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