Monday, January 7, 2013
Woodbridge's annual "Have-A-Heart" food drive needs your support.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the continued economic downturn, more families than ever in Woodbridge are struggling to pay their taxes and keep their heads above water. They're using the township's food banks more than ever, and that is putting a severe strain on resources. That's why the township administration is asking Woodbridge businesses to give more than before to the annual Valentine's Day "Have-A-Heart" food drive. The yearly effort consists of the township seeking donations of 214 pounds of food or $214 to assist Woodbridge food pantries in continuing their work of providing food and meals to less fortunate residents and the homeless. "Circumstances this year demand that we do just a little bit more," the town …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Food banks in Woodbridge, Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, and South Amboy each got $627 to help feed the hungry.
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- Deborah Bell
Monday, September 17, 2012
People down on their luck might be a little less hungry if they live in the 19th Legislative District. That's because 'Bowl for Hunger,' a local fundraising crusade to replenish and restock food pantries throughout the local area, raised $19,642 in their third outing, according to Assemblyman Craig Coughlin. Along with Raritan Bay Medical Center in Edison and Middlesex Water Company, Coughlin announced at a press event Friday that the monies raised in the bowling fundraiser would be divided among the 28 MCFOODS-certified food banks in the district, which is comprised of Woodbridge, Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, and South Amboy. According to Coughlin, 66 corporate sponsors and over 350 bowling participants participated in the bowling …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Mayor John McCormac is encouraging its corporate citizens and town residents to 'do more' because the need in a tough economy to replenish town food banks is so great.
Once again, Woodbridge is asking for the generous help of its residents and businesses. Mayor John McCormac kicked off the 2012 "Have a Heart" Food Drive, an effort to get businesses and corporate citizens to donate 214 lbs. of food or $214 by Valentine's Day to help replenish depleted township food banks. McCormac said the languishing economy demands "that we do just a little more." In an conference at the Woodbridge Community Center, the mayor was joined by the managers of two of Woodbridge's anchor supermarkets, Tim Lockwood of Wegmans and Bill Caulfield of ShopRite, who were there to show their support. As with last year's Have a Heart Drive, supermarkets donated huge amounts of food to help those in need. Their efforts are being …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Young high schoolers partook in a meaningful endeavor, helping to collect and transport non-perishable food items throughout the township.
Five years ago, Joyce Brown, a math teacher from Colonia High School, drove by a sign that encouraged voters to bring a can of food when they came to the polls to cast their vote. Brown decided to implement this clever idea in Woodbridge. After making the necessary contacts to get the program into full motion, she got her students at Colonia High School involved. "Colonia was first, then we brought over JFK and Woodbridge," said Peter Barcellona, director of the 'We Feed Woodbridge' Committee. Brown has since retired but the program that she started still continues and is highly successful, explained Barcelona. "She really built it up," said Barcellona. Although the voter turn-out was expected to be comparatively low this year, Barcellona …