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NJ TRANSIT TRAIN STATIONS HOST THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

Convenient drop-off locations make it easy for customers to donate to those in need

November 10, 2009
NJT-09-124

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT is helping the Community FoodBank of New Jersey secure food donations this Thanksgiving to make the holiday season brighter for those in need.  Customers can donate non-perishable food items at select train stations from November 17 through 19.    

 

Collection bins will be available at the following locations:

 

  • Atlantic City Rail Terminal
  • Cranford Station
  • Denville Station
  • Egg Harbor City Station
  • Hoboken Terminal
  • Millburn Station
  • Morristown Station
  • Mountain Lakes Station
  • Summit Station
  • Wayne/Route 23 Transit Center
  • Westfield Station 

The most needed food items include canned fish/meat, powdered milk and infant formulas, boxed meals, canned packaged meals, peanut butter (in plastic jars only), and canned vegetables/fruits.

 

For more information on how to donate, visit www.njfoodbank.org.

 

About Community FoodBank of New Jersey

 

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s mission is to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions.  It distributes more than 28 million pounds of food and groceries a year, ultimately serving more than 1,600 non-profit programs.  Through their combined efforts, they help to feed more than 900,000 low-income people in 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties each month. 

 

About NJ TRANSIT

 

NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 895,000 weekday trips on 240 bus routes, three light rail lines and 12 commuter rail lines. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 165 rail stations, 60 light rail stations and more than 18,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.