The Roxbury Township Police Department is assisting Roxbury Social Services in hosting a Township Thanksgiving Food Drive. Throughout November Roxbury residents will have the opportunity to donate nonperishable items at the police department. The food pantry is extremely low of supplies and is in desperate need of donations. The day before Thanksgiving the food will be donated to Roxbury Social Services to assist low-income working families, seniors and people with disabilities, living on fixed incomes. The food pantry exists solely on the generous donations from individuals and local businesses. Many individuals and families in the township rely on social services and the food pantry. Any donations are welcome.
In addition, the Thanksgiving Holiday is a great time to educate children about taking an active role in their community by helping to fight hunger. If a child brings in items to the police department, they will become a Fighting Hunger Hero. They will have their picture taken with an officer and it will be posted on the police department’s Facebook page. While supplies last, each child will receive a T-Shirt and they may be picked to receive a tour of the police department.
Items that the pantry is in desperate need of include coffee, tea, juice, mac and cheese, kid’s snacks, cans of vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, canned fish, chicken and meat, cup of noodles, small containers of sugar and flour, oil, diapers, shampoo, conditioner, dish soap, laundry detergent, napkins, paper towels, deodorant and razors.
Questions regarding donations, contact Jennifer Dillard at 973-448-2037; firstname.lastname@example.org or Janet Wald at Roxbury Social Services at 973-448-2026.