by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNow.com Published 11:10am
WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Order of the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh - Essex Chapter has teamed up with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church to support their Food Pantry on Main Street in West Orange. The pantry supplies Christine's Kitchen which is a program that serves free hot lunches at the church weekly.
The summer can be a challenging time for the food pantry and the families that they support as donations usually drop while the number of people they serve continues to grow. One reason for the greater need is because the children who are usually fed two meals a day through school programs turn to the pantry to be fed during the summer months.
The Shillelagh Club is using the site "Amp Your Good" to enable the community to purchase specifically requested foods which will be delivered directly to the pantry. Those interested in making a donation should click online here.
"We only have a short period of time left until this campaign comes to an end," commented Shillelagh Club President Scott Harrington, of Verona.
Click Here to make a Purchase to be Sent Directly to the Food Bank
The Shillelagh Club, Essex County Division, was founded in October 1967 by Irish leaders John Cryan, Bart Dougherty and Harry Knox. In 1971, the Essex Division of the Friendly Sons purchased the existing club building which was then known as the West Orange Women’s Club. The Friendly Sons is an Irish-American social and charitable organization dedicated to the purpose of promoting and enhancing the fraternity and good fellowship of its membership. The organization is non-sectarian and non-political and is located at 648 Prospect Avenue in West Orange, N.J.
Amp Your Good is a social networking site designed to help people and organizations Amplify their Good so that their good intentions have the greatest impact.