LUMBERTON- Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield and Assemblyman Ryan Peters will be partnering with the Food Bank of South Jersey to host “Fill the Food Bank,” a drive to collect donations for local struggling families in need of nutrition.
The 8th District Legislators are asking the community to drop off food to their Lumberton office on July 28th. The Food Bank of South Jersey operates one of the largest food banks in New Jersey to ensure no one in the South Jersey area goes hungry.
“We have all been placed in a very unique and unfortunate circumstance where now more than ever our local families need us to step up to help them out,” Stanfield said. “With school being out and many activities and camps being cancelled, it is incredibly important to keep the food bank stocked this summer.”
The Food Bank of South Jersey is requesting that participants consider donating items such as canned tuna, ham, chicken, canned fruit and vegetables, canned soups and stews, fruit cups, applesauce, pasta, rice, hot/cold cereal, complete pancake mix, and shelf-stable milk.
The drop-off will take place at the Assembly members office located at 668 Main Street in Lumberton on Tuesday, July 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants are asked to participate in a contactless drop off process that will involve wearing masks and dropping off the food on tables that will be set up in the parking lot.
“The work that the Food Bank of South Jersey does to help feed thousands of families in our area is truly remarkable,” said Peters. “We couldn’t ask for a better organization to partner with and we ask everyone to donate as much as they can to make sure the food bank stays full.”
Stanfield and Peters have helped fight food insecurity during the pandemic by hosting five free meal drives that have provided free meals to 1,100 seniors.