An East Windsor “New Year’s Food Drive” will kick off at the Township Reorganization meeting on Wednesday and continue through Jan. 31.
East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov and council members are asking those who will attend the Township Reorganization meeting, which will take place on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the East Windsor Township Senior Center, to bring non-perishable food items for donations to local food pantries.
Re-elected Councilman Hector Duke, Alan Rosenberg and Perry Shapiro will be sworn into office and a number of recognitions and appointments will be made. After the reorganization meeting there will be a reception with refreshments, according to the Mayor.
The Township will continue to collect non-perishable foods throughout the month of January. The donations can be dropped off at the East Windsor Municipal Building, located at 16 Lanning Boulevard, during regular business hours. Donations will also be accepted at the East Windsor Police Building at 80 One Mile Road or at the East Windsor Rescue Squad, District 2 at 73 Twin Rivers Drive.
“As the holiday season and its special focus on good deeds passes, we want to remind everyone that the need for assistance to people in our area continues, and call upon our community’s proven spirit of generosity," Mayor Mironov said in a press release. "As we begin a New Year, let us remember our neighbors who need our help and support, especially during the winter months. Typically, we understand that donations drop off after the holidays, and we hope that this special effort will help feed area people.”
Food donations will be provided to the Food Pantry at RISE and the Green House Food Pantry at St. Anthony’s Church, for distribution to local individuals and families.