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Social Services’ Food Pantry is Empty!
Release Date: September 16, 2009


Social Services' Food Pantry is Empty!

The Sussex County Division of Social Services' food pantry has reached emergency proportions and is desperately in need of help.  The Department of Human Services, Division of Social Services provides food to anyone in need; therefore, individuals are not required to meet eligibility requirements or be affiliated with the agency in order to receive this service.  Hundreds of families and individuals would go hungry without this vital assistance. 

Social Services' food pantry operates primarily on donations.  The increased demand for food has rendered shelves bare and reinforced the harsh reality of a troubled economy.  As the cooler weather approaches, it will create another realm of necessary assistance for many county residents.  It is possible to alleviate at least one aspect of their worries - food.  No one should ever go to bed hungry.  It has been a mission of Social Services to feed those who are hungry and assist them in maintaining a certain quality of life.

Items needed for the food pantry include shelf stable milk, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, meals in a can, soup, tuna or other proteins in a can.  Personal items such as soap, toiletries and personal hygiene products are always needed.   Also welcome are cash donations through which perishable food goods or vouchers are purchased as needed.  Please contact the Division of Social Services directly at 973-383-3600 if you wish to make a cash donation.  Cash donations are used to buy essential food items such as milk for the children. 

If anyone would like to make a donation or is in need of food for themselves, they can stop by the Division of Social Services, 83 Spring Street,
Suite 203, Newton between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  Special arrangements can be made for after hour donations by calling 973-383-3600.  All donations will be provided to those in need.
Please join this worthy cause to assist us in providing food for our neighbors in need who may otherwise go hungry.

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PO Box 218/83 Spring Street, Newton, N.J. 07860
Office Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (No Appointment Necessary)
Phone 973-383-3600 Fax 973-383-3627
Toll Free Messages 800-446-6963

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