JESPY, a member of the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce is conducting the SOmany/MEND food drive of Essex County on December 16. JESPY is among the participants and is seeking donors to help. MEND is an interfaith network of 20 member food pantries located throughout Essex County. JESPY participates through Our Lady of Sorrows Church which has a food pantry in South Orange. The two requested food items are one pound bags of rice and jars of peanut butter (no glass). Donations can be dropped off on the porch at 102 Prospect Street in South Orange, before that date. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.