RED BANK, NJ – The Red Bank Salvation Army Food Pantry is running low. We are seeking the community’s assistance in changing this. We are asking individuals, community groups, schools, and businesses to get involved and help us to feed our neighbors.
Currently, the Red Bank SA provides food, primarily through donations, for approximately 20 families per week and more than 600 families throughout the Holiday Season. Additionally, a monthly Soup Kitchen serves members of the community. Serving clients from 23 towns, is rarely an easy feat but with the help of the community and their generous donations, it all comes together. The Food Pantry, which is available on Wednesdays by appointment, always welcomes volunteers to help stock shelves and distribute orders.
Items needed include: peanut butter & jelly, canned beef stew or chili, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, rice, pasta, , canned fruits & vegetables, canned soups or dry packages of soup mix, beans-all types, pasta sauces, boxes of Cereal, oatmeal, cans of juice or juice boxes, crackers, microwave meals, Shelf stable milk, pancake mix, syrup, bread and muffin mixes, granola bars, fruit cups, sugar, honey, cake and pudding mixes, cooking oli, dressings, gravy, boxes of mashed potatoes, condiments, and drink mixes.
There are many ways that you can help, including:
Individual Donations- Cleaning out your pantry or purchasing just a few extra items at the grocery store.
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Running a Neighborhood Food Drive. Talk to your neighbors about getting together for a food drive. Check your closets and pick up an extra item or two at the grocery store. Leave a flyer telling your neighbors you will pick up canned donations from their porches on a specific date. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and help your community at the same time.
Workplace Giving. Ask co-workers to bring in a few items. Hold a dress down day with dry goods being the payment to allow employees to dress down. Run a contest between departments. Consider volunteering for a day in our food pantry.
Enlist Local Scout Troops & Organizations. Looking for a great community service project? Consider holding a food drive at a local establishment or running a membership collection.
Set Up a Battle of the Classrooms. Speak to your school’s principal and see if they would be willing to participate in a Battle of the Classes. The class that wins by collecting the most, can celebrate with a treat, a homework pass or anything the teachers can dream up.
Speak With Business Owners. Many times, businesses have excess product that will not sell. Perhaps they would be willing to donate it to the food pantry. Ask if you can set up a collection bin at their establishment.
Donations can be brought to:
180 Newman Springs Rd., Red Bank
Monday thru Friday from 9-12 and 1-4p.m.
For further information, please call 732-747-1626.