Following the success of , Livingston has decided to take on a new challenge for this year’s town wide community service project; hunger.
Livingston’s town wide community service project, Collecting Healthy Food for C.H.O.W. (Community Hunger Outreach Network), is up and running and organizers want to make sure you know where you can drop off your food drive donations. C.H.O.W. is the organizer of the this year. The next Stuff the Bus will be held on October 14 at the 2012 Livingston Fun Run for Health and Wellness. In addition to that event, the town will be holding a town wide food drive until the end of October.
Working in conjunction with Food Day organizers, community leaders, coordinated by Deputy Mayor Rudy Fernandez, have set up various drop-off locations around Livingston. The non-perishable items requested for collection are: canned tuna, peanut butter, napkins, toilet tissue, paper towels, breakfast cereal, condiments, canned beans, dried beans, pasta, white or brown rice, pasta sauces, macaroni & cheese, powdered milk, canned fruit, canned vegetables, baby food and jelly & jam. Only new, unopened items will be collected. Please make sure items are not expired and healthy items are appreciated.
C.H.O.W, spearheaded by Sister Barbara Howard of and a project of the Livingston Clergy Association, will distribute collected items to Livingston residents in need. Housed at St. Philomena’s, C.H.O.W. is open to families in need on a drop-in basis. Excess food collected is donated to soup kitchens and food pantries in the surrounding areas. For additional information on C.H.O.W, contact Sister Barbara at (973) 992-1382.
Locations with food collection boxes include:
The Boston Ice Cream Co.
Haven Savings Bank
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