Wondering how you can help this holiday season or in these crazy, quarantine times? Rumors might lead you to believe that food banks aren’t accepting donations. THEY ARE.
Or at least some are – best to do your homework and make that call before heading out with a big food stash.
I decided out of the blue to do a “food drive” and bring some donations over to NORWESCAP in Phillipsburg, NJ. This was just before Thanksgiving (yes, I’m late posting the news, but better late than never, right?)
I called them up to make sure that they were still accepting canned and packaged goods, and they said they were.
So here’s how I did my quarantine-friendly food drive. I sent out a message via text and on Facebook to some local mom friends. I let them know I’d be coming around to pick up a few cans to donate if they wanted to help. Well, I should have expected this because mom friends always seem to hop to it when someone asks for something… they blew me away with their generosity.
I had figured maybe some people would give a can or two… but most gave entire shopping bags of food, many did two bags… and a terrific, useful assortment that anyone would be glad to stock their pantry with.
I did my solo food run in the evening, filled up the back seat with food goods from good peeps, and then set out early the next morning to bring the donation over to NORWESCAP Thrift Shop and Food Bank in Phillipsburg.
It doesn’t have to be the holiday season to take donations over to your local food bank. You can do it any time of year, and in fact, it’s probably better if you donate during a non-holiday season.
Call the NORWESCAP Thrift Shop and Food Bank of Phillipsburg, NJ at 908 454 4322. Don’t let quarantine stop you from lending a helping hand in your community! Make the call. Ask the questions. Grab your mask, and do what you have to do.