The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey is bringing back its community-wide March Mega Food Drive on Sunday, March 25. The federation welcomes shuls and schools to participate by acting as a collection site for food items that will benefit five northern New Jersey food pantries whose shelves are low in stock at this time of year.
Families are invited to a program at the federation’s Paramus office that afternoon at 1 p.m., when the food will be sorted and packed so it will be ready to donate. A group also will assemble snack packs for kids at risk of hunger on weekends. A federation donor is funding 500 snack packs, and funds are being raised to provide 500 more. Each snack pack is $4.50; a challenge grant has been set up to reach that goal. Donating money for the weekend snack pack project is another way for families to be involved.
For more information, go to www.jfnnj.org/fooddrive or call (973) 305-6607.