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Food For All Accepting Donations Friday

Food for All, a collaborative anti-hunger initiative in Moorestown, is currently accepting donations through Friday, July 11.

Food For All Accepting Donations Friday

Local pantries are in need of food donations.

Food for All, a collaborative anti-hunger initiative in Moorestown, is currently accepting donations through Friday, July 11.

Donations will be at Baker Elementary School (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), Roberts Elementary School (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), South Valley Elementary School (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.), WAMS (9 a.m.-1 p.m.), New Albany Recreation Center (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), the Church Street Recreation Center (8:30 a.m. –-4:30 p.m.), the Moorestown Library (9 a.m. -5 p.m.) and Sunnybrook Swim Club (noon- 8:45 p.m.).  All food collected is directed to the three local food pantries in Moorestown.

Additionally, the Moorestown Library and the Church Street Recreation Center will continue to host collections.  Collection boxes are available at both locations at all times. 

Each of the local pantries provides a stock of non-perishable food items for distribution. Pantries will accept many items including: canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned and dried beans, pasta sauces, canned meat (tuna, salmon, chicken), pasta, rice, cereal, oatmeal, powdered or shelvable milk and juices. All donations are directed to local families in need of assistance through three local food pantries:  Bethel AME Pantry, First Baptist Pantry and the Live Civilly/Moorestown Ministerium Pantry at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, all located in Moorestown.

Food For All is a community effort performed with the support of local non-profits, live civilly, Inc., MooreKids, Our Shared Ground and Sean Fischel Connect, as well as the MEA, MTPS teachers and students. The Food For All project occurs on the 2nd Friday of each month and is a food drive that supports the Bethel AME Pantry, First Baptist Pantry and the Live Civilly/Moorestown Ministerium Pantry to help local families in need. The local non-profits serve as connectors and help to facilitate delivery and assistance at the pantries.

This summer Moorestown youth will continue their assistance of the anti-hunger initiatives in a variety of capacities: from academic studies of the effort to developing new networks and ideas to help maintain food reserves for local families. Live civilly, Inc.’s partnerships with its own Community Supported Gardens, Our Shared Ground, the Burlington County Famers Market and Browning- Hess Farm will bring fresh produce to families as well. For more information about collaborative efforts please contact us at contact@livecivilly.org.




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