Senator Anthony M. Bucco Teams with Local Businesses and Catholic Charities to Sponsor Food Drive
Randolph, N.J. – Senator Anthony M. Bucco, LD-25 (Morris, Somerset), Catholic Charities, and Bayada Home Health Care are teaming-up this holiday season to collect donated food on behalf of three regional food pantries, Father English, Partnership for Social Services, and Hope House, which is located in the Town of Dover, NJ. The Food Pantries are safety nets for individuals and families with limited resources who struggle daily with food insecurity. There are no fees for these services.
“I am proud to have my legislative office be a drop off center for the food drive program. Especially this time of year, we can gather donations and make a huge impact for those in need” said Senator Bucco.
“The food drive is an opportunity to comfort those most vulnerable during the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m grateful to Catholic Charities and all our partners for their collaboration and the good works they do in the community.”
Catholic Charities, an organization that helps people, regardless of their faith, who are struggling with poverty and other complex issues, will assist in distributing the food. Additionally, RoNetco Supermarkets and Bayada Home Health Care have already pledged to make substantial donations to the drive.
Christopher Brancato, the Development Director at Catholic Charities, is appreciative for the assistance but stressed that more help is always needed. “Because we have a growing number of individuals seeking support each day, we are experiencing a critical food shortage” said Brancato. “These supplies will be critical to the most vulnerable in our communities and make the holidays a bit brighter.”
Louise Lindenmeier, Bayada Area Director of Government Affairs, said “Bayada couldn’t be happier to contribute to Senator Bucco’s food drive. As advocates for some of the most vulnerable members of the communities we serve, we understand the difficulty food-insecurity can cause. We are proud to continue our efforts to support our neighbors and community.”
Of specific need are non-perishable food items, including pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, oatmeal, tuna fish, canned meats, canned vegetables, peanut butter, soups, pancake mix, syrup, and jelly. No glass, cellophane, bottled water, soda, or baby food please.
Donations can be dropped off between the hours of 9:00AM – 4:00PM at the Office of Senator Anthony M. Bucco, 1040 Route 10 West, Suite 104, Randolph, NJ 07869, or at 75 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 302, Denville, NJ, 07834, now through November 22, 2019.