Chester Business partners with food bank to help families in need

CHESTER, NJ – More than 30,000 food-insecure families reside in Morris County, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. Food insecurity means not having consistent access to enough food for all household members.

Residents, neighborhood businesses and non-profit organizations all donated food to neighbors in need. A Chester property company is helping out this week by partnering with the Long Valley Food Pantry and hosting a food drive.

To help with the pantry, RE/MAX Heritage Properties is hosting a food drive from their Chester location. All donations can be dropped off at the Chester office, located at 259 Main St, Chester, according to Janen Ardia, the official broker for RE/MAX Heritage Properties.

Ardia said reps would also be willing to pick up porches, if someone doesn’t have time to get to the main office.

Bob Bednar, the office manager of RE/MAX Heritage Properties, says the real estate company has already partnered with the Long Valley Food Pantry over the holiday season to provide food and necessities to local families.

“For two years we have not been able to conduct our holiday food drive due to the restrictions imposed on us during the pandemic. Our agents are part of our community and we realize that the best way to benefit our community is to keep it local and work with the channels for help, like the Long Valley Food Pantry,” Bednar said.

According to Laura Winters, director and president of LVCAP, the pantry could use the following:

  • Canned chicken or beef broth
  • canned pepper
  • Canned fruit (in juice)
  • Canned meats
  • cleaning supplies
  • Cold cereals
  • Condiments/Spices
  • Cereal bar
  • Cookies/crackers
  • Pop Tarts
  • Cooking oil
  • Detergent (dishes and laundry)
  • Juice
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Nutella
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Sugar
  • Spaghetti
  • Toilet paper
  • White rice
  • Long-life milk
  • The vinegar
  • Zipper bags

“We know that even in our city, many families are struggling to make ends meet. We would be very grateful to the community for any help they can provide,” Bednar said.

Residents are encouraged to drop off items at the Chester office, located at 294 Main Street, or call 908-500-8700 or 908-879-4700 to arrange for RE/MAX Heritage Properties to pick them up at your residence or place of residence. Company.

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