MIDDLETOWN, NJ – Visiting Town Hall? Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Mayor’s Food Basket. Mayor Stephanie Murray has partnered with Middletown’s Social Services Department to help feed local families. Mayor’s Food Basket donations can be brought to Middletown Town Hall, 1 Kings Highway. All donations will be given to the Middletown Food Pantry to feed township residents.

The Social Services Department reports that the stock at the Middletown Food Pantry is at an all-time low due in part to two reductions in the federal food stamp program this year. Please donate non-perishable foods. 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. Call Social Services at 732-615-2085 for more information. The Social Services Department also maintains food donation bins at the following locations as part of the Holiday Food Drive:


  • Amboy Bank, Foodtown Plaza, Rt. 36, Port Monmouth
  • Investors Savings, Shoprite Plaza, Rt. 35
  • Colonia Bank, Shoprite Plaza, Rt. 35
  • Edward Jones Financial, 1141 Rt. 35
  • Johnson Gill Annex at Town Hall, 1 Kings Highway
  • Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St
  • Middletown Library, 55 New Monmouth Rd
  • Middletown Public Works, 52 Kanes Lane
  • Middletown Recreation Department, 180 Main St, Port Monmouth
  • Middletown Senior Center, Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville Rd
  • Poricy Park Conservancy, 345 Oak Hill Rd
  • Tonya Keller Community Center, 50 Bray Ave
  • Two River Bank, 1250 Rt.35
  • We Care Adult Care, 552 Rt. 35
  • Wells Fargo Bank, 857 Rt. 35

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