- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
"Since the supermarkets in the area are offering free turkeys at this time of the year, we would like to share with those less fortunate
this Thanksgiving," commented the event coordinator, Cathy Perry.
"If someone has a turkey or turkey breast that they would like to donate, we ask that they please bring it frozen to the vestibule of St. Al's gym on Monday, from 8am to 6pm. A volunteer will take it out of the car for them."
Along with Supermarket gift cards, the following nonperishable food items, hygiene necessities and household supplies are currently in demand at the Caldwell Food Pantry:
- Jars and Cans:
- Pasta meals
- Peanut butter
- Tomato Sauce
- Tuna and other fish
- Boxes and Bags
- Beans-all kinds
- Dry soup mix
- Macaroni and cheese
- Combs, Hair Brushes
- Diapers - Baby and Adult
- Feminine Pads / Tampons
- Paper Towels
- Toilet paper
"All of the items will be distributed to some local families
and local food pantries," Perry explained, "and will be also used
to help fill the freezers of Saint John’s Soup Kitchen, in Newark.
Many days, St. John’s makes two pots of turkey soup to
help feed the approximately two hundred hungry people that line up each day.
Nonperishable food items, cash donations, and supermarket gift cards
for local families are also welcome!"
Cathy Perry, Parish Secretary ~ 973-226-0221
Patty D’Angelo ~ 973-228-9466
Saint Aloysius Parish
Pastor Monsignor Desmond
219 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006