Woodbridge - Mayor John E. McCormac and the Woodbridge Township Municipal Council today announced the kick-off of Woodbridge Township ’s 2009 “Season of Giving” holiday food drive and schedule of upcoming seasonal and holiday events.
“More than ever, we are seeking food donations for Woodbridge Township food pantries that provide for the hungry every day throughout the year,” said Mayor McCormac.
“This holiday season, we’ve set a goal to collect at least 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food through the ‘Season of Giving’ holiday food drive - food that will be immediately distributed by our local food pantries to Township residents that truly need the supplies. I would like to once again encourage our always generous Township residents to donate a can… or two… or three… of non-perishable foods to help neighbors and families experience a healthier and happier holiday as they attend Township holiday events.”
This year, donating food is easier than ever! At every holiday event, there will be collection containers for the drop-off non-perishable foods. The annual Barron Arts Center Holiday Train Display & Exhibit has become the singular “stop” for the ‘Season of Giving’ food drive. This year, the holiday train display at The Barron is “on track” from Dec. 1 to Dec. 29 ~ so if you’re stopping by to see the incredible train exhibit, please plan to drop-off a food donation at the holiday express train exhibit.
The ‘Season of Giving’ holiday food drive continues at the following events:
- Fri., Dec. 4 ~ Official Woodbridge Township tree-lighting ceremony and holiday reception at The Barron Arts Center at 5:00 p.m.
- Sat., Dec. 5 ~ Plan to participate in the Holiday Stroll & Sleigh Ride on Main Street from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and don’t forget to attend the Woodbridge Community Choir’s Holiday Sing-A-Long at the First Presbyterian Church of Woodbridge , 600 Rahway Avenue , at 7:30 p.m.
- Sun., Dec. 6 ~ 49th Annual Woodbridge Township Holiday Parade on Main Street at 1:30 p.m.
- Wed., Dec. 9 ~ Poets Wednesday Holiday party at The Barron Arts Center at 8:00 p.m.
- Fri., Dec. 11 ~ Holiday concert featuring “The Singing Pastors” at the First Baptist Church of Woodbridge, 130 Sewaren Ave. at 8:00 p.m. (Call 732-634-0413 for tickets and reservations)
- Sat., Dec. 12 ~ Meet Santa at the Woodbridge Community Center at 10:00 a.m.
Residents can drop-off non-perishable foods any weekday at the Woodbridge Township Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza; Woodbridge Town Hall, 1 Main Street; the Woodbridge Library, 1 George Frederick Plaza; or at the Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street, anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Your help and assistance is always appreciated.
If you’re looking to experience the warmth of the holiday season through the seasonal classics… or fondly remember holidays past with the smell roasting chestnuts… or wish to help serve a Christmas dinner to neighbors… it’s always “Happy Holidays” in Woodbridge. For more information on Woodbridge holiday events, log-on to the Woodbridge Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us or call the Mayor’s Office at 732-634-4500.