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A Letter From Mayor McCormac

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Dear Woodbridge Township Businesses,

The Woodbridge Township food pantries need your help! The economy has hurt many more Woodbridge Township families than ever before,which has substantially increased the demand for food supplies and donations at all of our food pantries.

This year, we’re again asking Woodbridge Township businesses to lend an even bigger, and more generous, hand. We are inviting you to participate in the 2012 Valentines Day “Have-a-Heart” Food Drive Challenge. We know that many Township businesses, retail outlets, food stores, food service and hospitality representatives, and corporate offices are already involved in assisting the community by providing non-perishable foods and donations on a regular basis. However, circumstances this year demand that we do just a little more. That is why we’re again issuing the “Have-a-Heart” Food Drive Challenge. We’re asking Township businesses, retail food service outlets, and corporate offices to donate 214 pounds of food or contribute $214 to assist our food pantries continue their work providing food and meals to less fortunate residents and the homeless. The 2012 challenge ends on Valentine’s Day - Feb. 14 (hence the 2/14 challenge.)

The “Have-a-Heart” food drive is coordinated by Peter Barcellona, Chairman, of the “We Feed Woodbridge” Food Bank Committee. All you need to do is give Peter a call at 732-855-0600 x5034 and tell him where and when to pick up a donation – 214 pounds of food or $214 - and our student volunteers will come directly to your location… it’s that easy! Or, you can deliver 214 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Woodbridge Township Public Health Center at 2 George Frederick Plaza anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Financial contributions (payable to “We Feed Woodbridge”) can also be dropped-off at the Health Center or mailed directly to the Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services, c/o We Feed Woodbridge, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Every store, business, businessperson, and resident that participates in the 2012 Valentines Day 2/14 “Have-a-Heart” Food Drive Challenge will be recognized by the Township Administration and Municipal Council at an upcoming public meeting.

Don’t delay! We need your help now! The cupboards are nearly bare! I know we can count on our Township businesses and businesspersons to lend a hand. Please give us a call today at 732-855-0600 x5034 you’ll be glad you did, and we’ll be better able to feed our neighbors and friends in their time of need. Thanks for your help.

 

Best Regards,

John E. McCormac

Mayor

 

 

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