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Community Food Drive

Community Food Drive

Posted June 01, 2020

The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce, East Brunswick Public Schools and Brunswick Square Mall are teaming up for a Community Food Drive. More Info.

MCFOODS 2020 Battle of the Classes
An East Brunswick friendly food drive competition
A Drop-off Food Collection Competition at Brunswick Square Mall (near Panera)
Every Saturday throughout June (6, 13, 20 & 27)  from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Choose your class to show your support:
Class of 2020 - supported by donations from Lawrence Brook, Memorial, Hammarskjold and Bowne Munro
Class of 2021 - supported by donations from Frost, Irwin & Churchill Junior High School
Class of 2022 - supported by donations from Central, Chittick and Warnsdorfer
MCFOODS, the Middlesex County Food Bank, is a network of over 130 food pantries, soup kitchens and social service providers.   In 2019 we received over 2.2 million pounds of food that was distributed through our partners to food insecure residents including individuals, families, seniors, children, and veterans. During this unprecedented COVID 19 health crisis many more Middlesex County residents need help. MCFOODS Network has been working hard to get food to families in need, but the increased demand is clearing our shelves at an alarming rate. MCFOODS can accept donations of nonperishable foods or uncooked produce as well as personal hygiene items and paper products.  
Why do we need your help?

  • 79% increase and 100% increase in March and April respectively in the amount of food received and distributed as compared to last year
  • 39% increase in the number of pantries in our network accessing our services as compared to this time last year
Items Needed: Please help replenish our supply of food and ensure that all Middlesex County residents in need have access to nutritious foods and necessities; such as:
Canned chicken, meats, and pasta, cereal, macaroni & cheese, low sodium canned vegetables, canned fruits, rice, pasta, dry beans, diapers and wipes, paper products and soap, shampoo & toothpaste.(Canned and packaged goods only, NO glass items.)
Any questions can be directed to Get involved. Show your support and drop-off your food donations this month.