HANOVER TOWNSHIP — The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a strain on the ability of food banks to assist people who have lost their jobs and are finding it harder to make ends meet.
An April 13 poll conducted by Monmouth University found that half of the Americans who responded to the poll are dealing with shortages of supplies and food. Four in 10 have said they suffered a loss in income.
The Hanover Township Committee is launching a food drive to collect non-perishable items to benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry and other food banks in the area. Mayor Francioli stressed the need that in these difficult times, people need a balanced and wholesome diet to keep them healthy and fit.
The Township has placed a bin in the vestibule of the Municipal Building to collect canned foods, pasta, peanut butter, and other essential pantry items. Although the Municipal Building is closed to the public, residents may enter the vestibule between the hours of 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m, Mondays through Thursdays, and between 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
In the event you cannot come to Town Hall, the Township has a group of resident volunteers who will gladly come to your home to pick-up your donation of nonperishable items. Please place items in plastic or paper grocery bags. Simply call the General Office at (973) 428-2500 and advise the Office of your name, address, and telephone number and a convenient time for a volunteer to visit your home.
The Township Committee wants to thank the community for supporting this essential food drive to help our neighbors in need during the COVID-19 crisis.