County collects 30 boxes of non-perishables

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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Board of Freeholders recently donated non-perishable items to two local pantries in Cape May County.

Now the “Cape May County….Helping our Neighbors” program is open to the public.

Coordinated by the county’s communications office, efforts began with the county setting up collection containers in all county facilities for employees to contribute what they could to help nourish those in need in Cape May County. 

“As a result of Hurricane Sandy and continued difficult economic times, the demand for food and necessities from food pantries in the county has greatly increased and pantries are in dire need especially at this time of year,” said communications director Lenora Boninfante in a press release.

The food went to the Family Success Center of Cape May County in Rio Grande and St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, which has food pantries in Woodbine and Upper Township

The county is opening the program to the public, and items can be dropped off to county facilities from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Collection bins can be found at all county facilities.

The program runs through March 31, and all items collected will be used to replenish other local food pantries.  For more information, call the Cape May County Communications Office at 465-1066.

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