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18,625 lbs. of Food Donated to Local Families Through ACUA’s 28th Annual Holiday Food Drive

Dec 18, 2018

Egg Harbor 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. 

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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 need.

“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.” 

The Community 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. 

“We are 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. 

To learn more about how you can help, contact the Community Food Bank of NJ, Southern Branch, at (609) 383-8843 or visit ACUA can be reached at (609) 272-6950 or