The Foodshed Alliance’s LocalShare program, the Sussex County Hunger Coalition and Zufall Health are working with many organizations and individuals to keep our food pantries, which are all now “drive through” or “walk up and pick up,” well stocked. Our partners in three counties are working together and sharing resources and support.

We’ve been busy with emergency deliveries to individuals, preparing shelf stable bags for programs delivering to their clients on an as-needed basis, and continuing efforts in collecting food and redistributing it. We are participating in conference calls with programs around the state and close to home to organize and continue services for our most vulnerable neighbors.

This past week, our long list of partners included the Blairstown area food pantries, Blairstown Rotary, Warren County Senior and Disability Services, the Newton School District, Sussex County Board of Social Services Food Pantry, Lord’s Pantry in Hackettstown, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dover, Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry, Faith Discovery food pantry in Washington, Assumption Church pantry in Hackettstown, ShopRite stores, Zufall Health, the Sussex County Hunger Coalition, Atlantic Community Health workers, Pathways2Prosperity, Sussex County Human Services Advisory Council, a private commercial food distribution partner, Hunger Free NJ, etc.

Non-profits are working in coordinated and expanded ways to serve all in need as efficiently as possible. Thank you to all who are joining in and making a difference.

YOU CAN HELP! Your 100% deductible donation will be used exclusively by food pantries to purchase food from regional food banks and to buy in bulk from suppliers. LocalShare will expedite the purchase, sorting and distribution of the food.