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Burlington County hosts food drive for local pantries in honor of World Food Day

Freeholder Mary Ann O’Brien announced that she is sponsoring a food drive for local pantries in honor of World Food Day. The food drive will run until Friday, Oct. 28.

“I am asking county residents and local businesses to join our efforts to help stop hunger in Burlington County. We need to make sure all of our neighbors know that we are here to support them,” said Freeholder O’Brien.

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The food banks need:

• breakfast bars

• canned meals such as mac and cheese, ravioli, beef stew, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.

• canned items such as soup, tuna, vegetables and fruits

• boxed or bagged items such as cereal, noodles, pasta, rice, crackers and stuffing

• jarred items such as jelly, peanut better, pasta sauce, etc.

• bottled items such as juice

• shelf milk

• baby food

“Gift cards for grocery stores will also be accepted. To ensure food safety, we cannot use the following items: rusty or unlabeled cans, perishable items, homemade items, noncommercial canned or packaged items, open or used items and out of date or expired items,” added O’Brien.

Boxes will be stationed at the following locations: County Administration Building, Prosecutor’s Office, Human Services Building, Health Department Building, Public Safety Building, Burlington County Library and Resource Conservation in Pemberton. Staff will be on-hand to provide any assistance.

For more information please call Charlene Webster at (609) 265–5706 or email


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