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Stepping Up For Those in Need

Donations helped provide a record number of families for Thanksgiving.

Just a few short days ago, the East Brunswick annual Holiday Food Drive and Gift Basket Program was in desperate need.

With a record number of families in need—146, plus an additional 16 seniors and others—organizers of the annual food drive were wondering where the food would come from.

But as usual, the generosity of East Brunswick residents came through.

“Once again people stepped up and helped us provide food and gift cards for 146 East Brunswick families and 16 seniors and others who are in need,” said Recreation Supervisor Karen Kesckes. “A huge thank you to all those generous individuals, Scouts, groups and organizations! We are now concentrating on the December holidays and families can either be adopted or the donation of gift cards to local department stores such as Target, K-mart and Wal-Mart are greatly appreciated and will be sent to families to help them do their own shopping for the holidays.  We simply could not be successful without the generosity and caring of others.”

In addition to helping families in need for Thanksgiving, East Brunswick is conducting its annual Holiday Food and Gift Basket Program and needs people, groups or organizations to adopt needy families in East Brunswick. Those who “adopt” these families will then provide them with food and or gift baskets for Christmas and Hanukkah.

Don’t worry if you don’t have time to shop, you can still help by purchasing gift certificates to grocery or department stories These cards will then be distributed those in need. Donations can be hand-delivered or sent via mail to , 350 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick, N.J., 08816, by Nov. 18. Donations can be given on someone’s behalf, or anonymously.

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