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Hackettstown Rotary Club to hold holiday food drive to benefit Norwescap Food Bank on Nov. 20 at Panera Bread in Mansfield Township

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Hackettstown Rotary Club will be holding a food drive to benefit Norwescap Food Bank from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on November 20 at the Panera Bread parking lot, located at 2045 Route 57, in Mansfield Township.

Cash donations are welcome and the following items are needed:

  • Frozen turkeys
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Tuna
  • Peanut butter
  • Carrots
  • Stuffing mix
  • Pasta
  • Sauces
  • Non-perishable food

“I am so pleased that the Hackettstown Rotary Club continues to help the Norwescap Food Bank every year the Saturday before Thanksgiving,” Director of The Norwescap Food Bank Helene Meissner said. “Their commitment to helping our organization consistently for over 20 years is extremely appreciated and makes a big impact on the individuals who we serve.”

For more information about this Food Drive, contact Catherine Rust, President-Elect of the Hackettstown Rotary Club, at

Norwescap’s Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is dedicated to ending hunger and reducing food waste by soliciting, storing and distributing donated food and other products to partner organizations in Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties. The Food Bank distributes enough food to provide nearly 1.7 million meals annually to over 100 pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, on-site feeding programs, child care centers, senior centers, and programs for the disabled; and also supports summer food programs, school pantries and backpack programs for public schools throughout the region.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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