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DPW, Library Organizes Annual Food Drive Again

Items will be collected through Dec. 31 for the Center for Food Action

For the third consecutive year, the River Edge Department of Public Works and Public Library have again partnered together to coordinate a holiday food drive to benefit the Englewood Center for Food Action.

While the majority of 110,000 emergency food packages in Bergen County are delivered to towns such as Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Fairview, Fort Lee, Garvield, Hackensack, Lodi, Mahwah, Palisades Park, Ridgefield Park and Teaneck, River Dell residents have also benefitted from the Center for Food Action.

In the past two years, 234 packages, which consists of seven days worth of food, was delivered to residents in River Dell.

The CFA was founded in 1976 as a way to prevent hunger and homelessness and improving the lives of individuals and families living in poverty. It was started by Harry Chapin and Bill Ayers as World Hunger Year New Jersey, to focus on the global causes of world hunger but shortly thereafter the empahsis was moved to providing services to local residents.

Donations will be accepted at the River Edge Public Library during regular business hours starting Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.

Most Needed Items

  • Canned Meat (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Canned Hearty Soup
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Cereal
  • Dry Milk
  • Canned Fruit
  • Instant Potatoes
  • 100% Juice
  • Baby Formula & Diapers
  • Bar Soap
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • Supermarket Gift Cards

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