Dec 29, 2022
The Atlantic County Utilities Authority’s (ACUA) recycling team collected 17, 913 lbs. of food during a two-week period in December as part of the Authority’s Annual Holiday Food Drive that benefits the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Southern Branch.
The annual drive provides a simple opportunity for residents to donate to those in need by placing a bag of canned food donations next to their recycling bin on collection day. The donations are then taken to the CFBNJ in Egg Harbor Township by ACUA’s collection team.
“The ACUA has partnered with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, on this drive for 32 years,” said ACUA President Rick Dovey. “Since our first collection in 1991, the drive has netted more than 1 million lbs. in donations, which is an incredible accomplishment for both organizations. We sincerely thank all residents who contributed.”
Nearly 70,000 people in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland Counties are food insecure, including 1 in 5 children. Inflation has greatly impacted many families, placing more demand on local food banks to fulfill needs.
To learn more about how you can help contact the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s Southern Branch at (609) 383-8843 or visit www.cfbnj.org