Program supports community efforts to help contribute to the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services
Middlesex Borough Police Chief Matthew P. Geist announced that the police department will be hosting a food drive during the month of November. The department will follow in the footsteps of a group of youth volunteers who already support Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (M.C.F.O.O.D.S.). The youth volunteers have already begun their efforts by delivering orange bags to local residences that will be collected on November 4th. The Middlesex Borough Police Department will collect and accept donations during the entire month of November.
M.C.F.O.O.D.S was created in 1994 and continues to support local residents in need. This organization services over 80 food pantries and soup kitchens as well as 25 additional agencies such as residential facilities, shelters, social service agencies, programs for women and children, senior citizen housing facilities and other outreach services in Middlesex County.
Donation boxes will be located throughout the Borough of Middlesex. Residents can drop off donations at participating businesses, organizations, and community buildings or bring them to the Middlesex Borough Police Department.
“We will eagerly embrace any opportunity to help those in our community that need our help” said Chief Geist. “The Middlesex community has a rich history of generosity to those in need. The men and women of the Middlesex Police Department are proud to partner with our residents, merchants and civic leaders in support of this important effort. Helping others in need is a big part of what we do.”
Donations sought include non-perishable goods (canned or boxed foods, condensed milk, toiletries, diapers and wipes). Perishable foods, refrigerated foods, frozen foods and glass items will not be accepted.
Anyone who is interested in placing a donation box at their business, office, school, house of worship, etc., should contact Officer Joleen Auricchio at 732-356-1900 ext. 346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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