MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The Mayor’s Food Basket will continue collecting through Christmas in hopes adding a ton of food to the Middletown Food Pantry this holiday season. Thanks to an outpouring of community support, more than 750 POUNDS of food was donated in time for Thanksgiving.

All donations are given to the Middletown Food Pantry to feed township residents. Items needed include canned goods such as beans, fruit, prepared meals, tuna and vegetables, sauces, peanut butter and jelly, pasta, and rice. Food gift cards are also welcome.

Non-perishable food donations can be brought to the Mayor’s Office at Town Hall located at 1 Kings Highway. Donations are also accepted township buildings including the Middletown Arts Center (36 Church Street), Middletown Library (55 New Monmouth Road), the Senior Center (900 Leonardville Road) and several Middletown businesses. Click here for all donation locations. Please note donations of turkeys and hams for the Middletown Food Pantry should be brought directly to the Social Services Department, 180 Main Street, Port Monmouth.

Mayor Murray is working in partnership with the Middletown Social Services Department. Call Social Services at 732-615-2085 for more information.