Many of us will spend Thanksgiving sharing a wonderful home cooked meal with family and friends. But for a growing number of people, that simple pleasure remains far out of reach. Over the past few years, the economy has led to a sizeable increase in the number of Americans facing “food insecurity.” Now Sandy has made matters worse.
Fortunately, many people have responded to the recent disaster by generously donating time, money and household goods to local organizations as well as those serving the hardest hit areas at the Jersey Shore and in New York. Schools, organizations and individuals also have been helping by donating items to food banks, many of which lost supplies during the power outage and need to re-stock their shelves.
If you would like to volunteer to serve a meal on Thanksgiving (or next month, on Christmas) or donate food items, which will continue to be in need in the weeks ahead, take a look at these food pantry listings, both local and at the shore.
Local Food Pantries
Jersey Shore Food Pantries