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Hackettstown Rotary Club’s food drive to benefit Norwescap Food Bank collects 88 turkeys, over 3K pounds of food

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) -The Hackettstown Rotary Club’s Annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Norwescap Food Bank was a huge success on Saturday, collecting 3,072 pounds of food – including 88 turkeys – and raised $2,453.10 in donations.

Rotarians were stationed in the Panera Bread parking lot, on Route 57 in Mansfield Township, and gave shoppers an easy drop-off location. They didn’t even have to leave the comfort of their cars, either, because club members met them as they drove through the parking lot and removed donations of canned and dry foods, frozen turkeys, frozen lasagna and hams from their cars.

Norwescap employees then packed the donations into a refrigerated truck and accepted the monetary donations that will assist the food bank in the purchase of additional food for distribution.

The food will be distributed to Norwescap’s pantry and feeding partners, to be provided to their neighbors struggling with food insecurity through this holiday season in Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties.

This annual drive has been held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving for more than 20 years and is one of the most important drives of the year for the Norwescap Food Bank.

For more information on how you can help stop hunger and aid hunger relief, call the Norwescap Food Bank at 908-454-4322, email:, or click here.

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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