Despite food drive efforts from local scouts and South Brunswick schools, the Food Pantry is still plagued by empty shelves, as there may not be enough to feed the less fortunate on Thanksgiving.
"I'm very nervous at this point about having enough food for the holidays," said Social Services Director LouAnne Wolf. "We started packing boxes of food to give out for Thanksgiving and after the first 40 we are so low on so many items. We still have about 70 boxes to pack without enough food to pack them."
Wolf praised the efforts of local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts during the highly , but unfortunately with so much need in South Brunswick, the supplies were quickly depleted.
"We have a lot of families coming to us for food, and these are small boxes of food we're talking about," Wolf said. "We have much less quantity to provide."
"We need to put ourselves in their shoes, the economy is poor and people just can't find work," she said. "They don't have enough food. Those that can afford to, please reach into your pockets and help the less fortunate. Please help us to help those who need food for the holidays."
The South Brunswick Food Pantry is low or completely out of the following items:
- Peanut butter and Jelly
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned meats such as tuna, chili, canned chicken, beef stew
- Chef Boyardee products such as ravioli, spaghettio’s etc.
- Snack foods
- Cereal and Oatmeal
- Canned Pumpkin
- Green vegetables
- Canned corn
- Boxed potatoes
- Canned yams
- Frozen turkeys and hams
To donate or volunteer for the South Brunswick Food Pantry, call 732-329-4000 ext. 7674.