The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona will kick-off this year’s Verona Fights Hunger Week on Sunday, Oct. 8. The town-wide food drive will run through Saturday, Oct. 14, and it will benefit the Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry and the Food Pantry at Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona.
Local businesses, civic groups, charities, religious organizations and each school in town participate in this “supersized” food drive.
Verona Fights Hunger Week will kick off with a shop and drop event hosted by King’s on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additional shop and drop events will take place at King’s throughout the week from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. King’s will have pre-filled grocery bags on hand, allowing customers to make “grab and go” donations at check out. King’s has supplied the brown paper donation bags that will be available for Verona Fights Hunger Week donations.
In addition to collecting food items at King’s, the Juniors will collect donations at Walgreen’s in Verona on Sunday, Oct. 8 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On Oct. 14, the Juniors will celebrate the culmination of Verona Fights Hunger Week on the steps of the Verona Town Hall. The celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A donated moving truck from Casella and Sons will be filled with the donations and driven to the food pantries.
Three years ago, in response to this growing crisis of hunger in their community, the Juniors organized the first ever Verona Fights Hunger Week.