The Food Brigade distributes nearly 34 TONS of food on 12/23/20

a Food Brigade operation in progress

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, The Food Brigade distributed 67,500 pounds of food, plus 1,296 gallons of milk and 486 half-gallons of chocolate milk, to food-insecure families in Northern New Jersey and Southeastern New York.

Our recipients included:

  • families & individuals using our drive-through food distribution operation and our home delivery service to those without cars;
  • the Dumont NJ Food Pantry;
  • the Bergenfield NJ Food Pantry;
  • the Center for Hope and Safety shelter for women and children and its safe houses;
  • the Social Service Association of Ridgewood, which serves the communities of Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick, and Wyckoff, NJ;
  • Father English Community Center food pantry in Paterson, NJ;
  • Christ Episcopal Church food pantry in Teaneck, NJ;
  • St Andrew's Church food pantry in Westwood, NJ;
  • the Tenafly Senior Center in Tenafly, NJ;
  • Vantage Health System Group Homes in Ridgefield Park, Teaneck, and Bergenfield, NJ;
  • N.J. Food & Clothing Rescue in Little Ferry, NJ;
  • American Eagle Food Pantry of in Lodi, NJ;
  • Strangers Helping Strangers in Garfield, NJ;
  • Rise To Inspire Ministries in Palisades Park, NJ;
  • Mt Zion Baptist Church of Leonia, NJ;
  • Calvary United Methodist Church in Dumont, NJ;
  • Spring Valley United Methodist Church in Spring Valley, NY;
  • Church of the Good Shepherd in Bergenfield, NJ;
  • Grace and Truth Community Church in Dumont, NJ;
  • First United Methodist Church in Ridgefield Park, NJ;
  • Built Together in Christ Church in Dumont, NJ; and
  • Connex4NPO in Westwood, NJ.

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