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2008-10-09 15:00:00

WINTER is coming, and the cupboards are almost bare in North Jersey's food pantries. The Center for Food Action's pantries in Bergen and Passaic counties are experiencing their most serious food shortages in two decades. So far no one has been turned away, although the size of grocery packages given to clients has been scaled back. The largest pantry in Passaic County, CUMAC, had to shut down for two days last month because it was out of food -- the first time it was forced to close in 18...

2008-10-07 15:00:00

By HARVY LIPMAN, STAFF WRITER As far as the people running North Jersey's food pantries are concerned, the annual Action Against Hunger food drive couldn't be coming at a more crucial time. "We are totally out of certain critical foods," said Patricia Espy, executive director of the Center for Food Action in Englewood, which operates seven pantries in Bergen County and one in Passaic County. "The situation is dire. We need the drive to be as successful as possible." Conditions are even...

2008-09-13 12:00:17

MONTVALE, N.J., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) employees are filling three new SUV models with nonperishable food items for those in need. The food drive, which benefits Action Against Hunger, a community service program administered locally by North Jersey Media Group, is underway today at the company's Fall Fest employee picnic held at the Platzl Brauhaus in Pomona, New York. Items such as rice, pasta, cereal, macaroni and cheese, canned soups and vegetables, as well...


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