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Volunteer: Food Bank in Hillside

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Volunteer: Food Bank in Hillside

Time: March 23, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Community Food Bank
Street: 31 Evans Terminal
City/Town: Hillside, NJ
Website or Map: http://www.cfbnj.org/
Event Type: union county, social, community
Organized By: Laura Occhipinti
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2013

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Event Description

Let's meet-up with the Members of Team Charity to help the Food Bank of NJ. As a team we will be working in the Food Bank warehouse: sorting and re-packing food items, sorting children's clothes for underprivileged kids or re-stocking school supplies in the Kids' Division. After we bond over non-perishable items everyone will be encouraged to attend a late lunch at a nearby restaurant (always a blast).

Schedule:
11:25 Meet-up with the volunteer host.
11:30 to 1:30 Volunteer Activity
1:30 Meet for lunch (optional)

How to Attend:
You MUST RSVP register here, http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5392697704 Deadline to sign-up is 3.21.13.

What to BRING:
Food supplies are at an all time low. If possible please bring ONE food item.
Canned tuna, Canned soups, Mac & cheese, Peanut butter in plastic jars, Spaghetti sauce, Pasta, Cereal, Canned vegetables, etc.

What to wear:
Think comfortable. Jeans, t-shirt and sweatshirt are fine. Dress in layers in the winter as it gets COLD inside. No open-toed shoes, sandals or flip flops. Please wear shoes or sneakers. No good jewelry. Please leave all purses, backpacks, iPods and other valuables locked in your cars. Bring work gloves if you desire.

About the Community Food Bank of NJ:
"Using our own fleet of trucks, we pick up large-scale donations from hundreds of corporations in New Jersey. The FoodBank is the state's largest provider of donated groceries to charities, shipping up to 24 million pounds of food annually to 1,500 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and other programs in 18 counties. The FoodBank also distributes government-donated U.S. Agriculture Department food product."

Parking:
Parking is available along the length of the building. Please do not block loading docks of the buildings across the street from the Foodbank; your cars may be towed!

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Comment by Laura Occhipinti on March 21, 2013 at 12:56pm

This event is SOLD OUT. If you did not register with Team Charity please do not show up as the Food  Bank is at capacity.

Comment by Nicole Fulmino on March 1, 2013 at 1:29pm

Hey guys!  Just want you to know the Food Bank has asked us to cap out at 40.  So far, we have 25 spaces reserved, so if you want to come for a fun morning, act fast!

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