During the month of November, Atlantic Stewardship Bank will once again host its Annual Food Drive with a mission to replenish the local food pantry reserves that are diminished by the Thanksgiving holiday. From Monday, November 5, 2018, through Friday, November 30, ASB will be holding a collection for non-perishable food items at all 12 of its conveniently located branches.
They are asking for high-protein food item donations such as canned tuna, beef stew, ravioli, baked beans and peanut butter as well as coffee, tea, soup and sugar. The pantries also mentioned that there are items that are often overlooked and always in high demand including baby food, paper products and health care items.
The collected food items will be distributed to local food pantries during the last week of November. Additionally, this year’s recipients include the Social Services Association of Ridgewood, Center for Food Action, CUMAC, Star of Hope Ministries, Oasis-A Haven for Women & Children, the Pequannock Township Food Pantry, Harvest Outreach Ministries, North Jersey Vineyard Church Food Pantry, New Hope Community Ministries and the Morristown Interfaith Food Pantry.
“We are extremely grateful for the food donations we have received in the past,” said Paul Van Ostenbridge, President and Chief Executive Officer at Atlantic Stewardship Bank. “We are committed to helping restock the local food pantries again this year and want to ensure it is a blessed season for those in need.”