Recognizing that 41 million Americans are food insecure, with 900,000 residing right here in New Jersey, Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset) is working to help these families and individuals who face food insecurity. For nearly two months, his district office hosted a food drive across the 16th legislative district.
“For families who suffer from food insecurity, the summer can prove to be the most difficult, because children in those families no longer have access to school meals,” said Zwicker. “Choosing to host a drive leading into the summer not only highlights the need for charitable donations outside of the holiday season but provides much needed relief to those in need.”
The drive, held from May 1 to June 28, 2019, saw the donation of over 1,500 pounds of food and personal items to help those served by the South Brunswick Food Bank, The Flemington Area Food Pantry and the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.
“I am incredibly thankful for the generous support we received,” said Zwicker. “Without our individual and corporate donors, this drive could not have seen the success it did. It is truly a testament to the power of neighbors coming together to make an impact in their community.”
A special thank you is extended to McCaffrey’s Food Market of Princeton, Whole Foods Market of Princeton, Trader Joe’s of Princeton, Target of Monmouth Junction, Weis Markets of Hillsborough, ShopRite of Somerville, ShopRite of Branchburg, ShopRite of Flemington, Walmart Supercenter of Flemington, Stop & Shop of Flemington, Bishop’s Market of Whitehouse Station and the generous people who live in the 16th district for their kind support and donations.