Mobile Pantry Program at Westminster, Middletown

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Westminster Presbyterian Church Pop-Up Feed The Needy Food Events

Will Aid Area Residents Impacted by the Corona Pandemic 

(Middletown, NJ)… Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 94 Tindall Road in Middletown, will be sponsoring a food drive to help its church family and community members who are struggling to make ends meet during the Covid19 crisis.

The first Food Drive event will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and will observe all government mandated health precautions.  Anyone from the church or surrounding communities who would like to participate is asked to place their canned and non-perishable food donations in the trunks of their cars and drive through the WPC parking lot.  The event will be staffed by gloved and masked volunteers who will remove the groceries from the trunks, so there will be no person-to-person contact.  All foods and canned goods are welcome but suggested items include macaroni and cheese, pasta, tuna fish, peanut butter and jelly and hot and cold cereals.

On Saturday May 2, also from 1:00-3:00 p.m. or while supplies last, WPC will open its pop-up trunk, mobile food pantry to the public for drive-thru distribution.  Folks needing food can drive through the WPC parking lot, where gloved and masked volunteers will place a bag of groceries in the trunks of the cars, so once again there will be no person-to-person contact.

The food supply from WPC’s own pantry will be used in the distribution event so the church can actively help the community in crisis. Any food left over from this food event will be given to St. Mark’s Food Pantry in Keansburg.

According to WPC’s Reverend Joseph Hein, “For more than a decade, Westminster has been a church that the community can always count on, especially in a crisis. We have always been a church more interested in giving than in getting.  I hope that with events like this food drive, we will continue in the vein of being that church as we all work together to battle the crippling effects of this pandemic.”

For more information about WPC and updates on the food drive visit www.wpcmiddletown.org or visit the WPC Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WPCMiddletownNJ/

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