Saturday, April 13, 2013
Middlesex County food pantries are in desperate need of donations.
Needy Middlesex County residents who rely on food banks and kitchens to shore up their own meagre stores have found those shelves a little more bare. One reason is that the MCFOODS 2013 Spring School Food Drive - a reliable source of foodstuffs for the county's poor residents - came up almost 7 tons of food short from last year's drive. Despite strong efforts by students in 2013, food collections were down. This year, 139 Middlesex County schools participated and collected 52 tons of goods for distribution, down 6.7 tons from 2012. In 2012, 151 schools collected 58.7 tons of food for county residents, according to a release sent out by the Middlesex County Improvement Authority, a county agency which runs the program. “This drive is so …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The department is holding a food and cash drive this weekend.
Bring your donations of non-perishable food and money to the East Brunswick Independent Fire Department on Sunday and help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The fire company is conducting a boot drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a food drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. People can drop off food at the Dunhams Corner Road firehouse (180 Dunhams Corner Road) or the Willow Street firehouse (216 Joseph St.) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. all day. The “boot drive” will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dunhams Corner station, and at the intersection of Old Bridge Turnpike and Cranbury Road, just past the Willow Street station. Drivers and passersby will be asked to help fill boots with cash donations. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/…
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Junior Woman's Cub of the Greater Brunswick Area is collecting donations to be used for youth in foster care and women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Junior Woman’s Club of the Greater Brunswick Area is collecting children’s Halloween costumes for youth in foster care as well as socks and toiletries for women and children fleeing domestic violence situations. Bring any donations of new or gently used and cleaned costumes and/or new women’s and children’s socks and toiletries to our next meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m at the United Methodist Church in Milltown (47 North Main St.). We’ll sort the costumes to be given to Foster and Adoptive Family Services of Middlesex County and prepare “first night” sock/toiletry kits for Women Aware. Potential new members encouraged to attend. The JWCGBA is a volunteer group of local women ages 18-45, and is part of the General Federation of …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Donations to the food pantry are always welcome.
School supplies and what to bring for lunch aren’t the only things people need these days. At the township’s food pantry, donations of a variety of items are needed. Supplies at the pantry are light right now, with much of what was collected during a summer food drive being given out almost as soon as it was brought in. The pantry serves about a dozen families every month, but that number is expected to increase as the holidays approach. The items most needed are peanut butter, jelly, tuna fish, macaroni and cheese, pasta and sauce, canned fruits, vegetables, soups, paper products, shampoo, toiletries, toothpaste and soap. With back to school around the corner, the pantry also could use cereal, snack bars, snack pack fruits, etc. Gift …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Tricky Tray fundrasier to be held Oct. 12.
The East Brunswick Friends of the Library is looking to the community for help with its next fundraiser. The group is seeking donations of brand new items, gift certificates or money to be used as prizes for its upcoming Tricky Tray Fundraiser, to be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at the East Brunswick High School. All donations received by Oct. 1 will be listed in the event program. In addition, since the East Brunswick Friends of the Library is a 501 (C) (3) tax exempt, non-profit volunteer organization, all donations are fully tax deductible. The event is expected to see 400 people attend, and all the money collected will be used to purchase new books and provide all youth services and adult programming, including lectures, youth reading …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The East Brunswick Women's Club donated $1,000 to the East Brunswick Rescue Squad.
The East Brunswick Rescue Squad is the fortunate recipient of a $1,000 donation from the East Brunswick Women’s club. This donation enabled the Rescue Squad to purchase new jump kit and oxygen kit bags. “The newer configuration bags are better organized and easier for us to carry during calls,” said John Hosie, Assistant Captain of the squad. “These kits contain most of the essential life saving equipment and supplies needed for the kinds of medical emergencies that the rescue squad responds to.” About the East Brunswick Rescue Squad: The East Brunswick Rescue Squad is incorporated as a non‑profit, volunteer‑run organization funded by charitable contributions. Its national‑ and state‑certified EMTs provide pre‑hospital trauma and …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Household items, clothes, books, movies and toys are accepted throughout the year.
After a busy holiday season, the shelves at the "House Next Door" to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church are bare. The building sells clothes, toys, household items and almost anything that it receives in donations for a nominal price , with the proceeds going to help the Crisis Room food pantry next door. “The Crisis Room always takes donations, and then there’s the house next door. We were cleaned out of a lot of stuff at Christmas,” said volunteer Florence Klancer. “A lot of stuff went and we got rid of a lot.” The house also provides a place for people in need to get a variety of items at reasonable prices, including books, toys, clothes, suits and more. To make a donation, bring donations to the white house next to Aldersgate …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The Crisis Room and the shop next door have been busy lately, and every little bit of help is needed.
Things have been busy at the little white house next to Aldersgate United Methodist Church—too busy. “We fed 400 families two weeks before Thanksgiving, and gave out 200 turkeys,” said Paul Roder, coordinator at the Aldersgate Crisis Room. The Aldersgate Crisis Room and the house next door have been more than a little busy over the last several weeks. With needy families stopping by for food and to buy clothes, toys and household items; the volunteers at each are not only exhausted, but worried. Volunteers at both spots say that even though they’ve been providing for a record number of families, there appears to be no end in sight. The little white house is planning on providing new toys to 177 children registered with the Crisis Room next…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The charity is getting read to provide holiday dinners to between 140 and 160 families for Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, and the December holidays are right behind that. Or to put it another way, it’s the Aldersgate Crisis Room’s busiest time of the year. The Crisis Room is looking to supply turkeys and all the fixings for a traditional holiday dinner to between 140 and 160 area families in need, and it’s hoping to get some of those items through the generosity of others. “At the holidays and for Thanksgiving they give out turkeys and Thanksgiving style food, so that’s always a nice donation at that time,” said Florence Klancer, of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. “And then for Christmas, everyone registered with children gets a chance to come and pick out a give for their children.” The Crisis Room provides food…