Dec 18, 2018
Twp. NJ – Atlantic
County residents donated 18,625 lbs. of non-perishable goods to the
Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, through ACUA’s 28th
Annual Holiday Food Drive.
The drive, held
annually during the first two weeks of December, provides residents an easy and
convenient way to help those in need. Residents place donations at the curb on
their regular recycling day, and ACUA’s collection crews retrieve and deliver
donations to the food bank where they are distributed to local families in
“Thank you to
the many residents that contributed to this year’s food drive,” said ACUA
President Rick Dovey. “We’re happy to support this cause and provide the
opportunity for our community to help those in need. The donations will make a
difference in the lives of struggling families this holiday season.”
FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, provides the donated food to more than
300 partner charities for distribution throughout Atlantic, Cape May and
Cumberland counties. These charities include emergency food pantries, homeless
shelters, soup kitchens, and other charitable feeding programs.
extremely grateful for the generosity of the local community and the work of
our partner, ACUA,” said Renate Taylor, Development Officer, Southern Branch.
“Your donations are not only heartwarming, but truly make an impact on our
efforts to feed the many hungry families in our area. Thank you!”
The 18,625 lbs.
of food collected during this year’s drive brings the total collected
throughout ACUA’s 28 years of offering the program to more than 853,878 lbs.
“This continues to be the most important community program we offer, and we’re
incredibly grateful to all those that participate,” said Dovey.
learn more about how you can help, contact the Community Food Bank of NJ,
Southern Branch, at (609) 383-8843 or visit www.cfbnj.org/southernbranch.
ACUA can be reached at (609) 272-6950 or www.acua.com.