WNNJ 103.7, WSUS 102.3, and MAX 106.3 hosted the third annual BackPack Snacks for Kids food drive at the Sparta Stop & Shop on March 24 and 25, 2018. This year the drive collected 5,020 pounds of food and $2,652.00 in monetary donations to help support the BackPack Snacks for Kids effort through the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services Food Pantry which serves Sussex County residents in need. WNNJ 103.7 personalities Gary Cee, Borasio, and Tony Paige and WSUS 102.3 personalities Steve Andrews and Steve Allen broadcasted live during the weekend while loyal listeners shopped and donated thousands of pounds of food.
The BackPack Snacks for Kids program provides Sussex County children with meals and snacks for the weekend. Items such as meals in a can, oatmeal, soup, granola bars, and applesauce are packaged in snack sized containers and distributed to children in participating school districts to bring home at the end of the week. Donations from the BackPack Snacks for Kids food drive go directly to children in need. This valuable program would not be possible without the continued support of WNNJ 103.7, WSUS 102.3, MAX 106.3, and our generous community.
The County of Sussex, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services would like to send a warm thank you to Gary Cee; Borasio; Tony Page; Steve Andrews; Steve Allen; WNNJ 103.7; WSUS 102.3; MAX 106.3; Stop & Shop; Newton Medical Center; Selective Insurance Group, Inc.; Visions Federal Credit Union at the Augusta, Hackettstown and Randolph locations; the staff at Social Services and Skylands Ride; food pantry volunteers; and, countless community supporters.
The food pantry at the Division of Social Services provides food to residents in need throughout Sussex County, as well as local food pantries whose shelves are often depleted due to the increasing demand for assistance. If anyone is in need of food for themselves or their family, they can stop by the Division of Social Services, located at 83 Spring Street, Newton, NJ, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Food or pet donations are accepted during these hours or special arrangements can be made for after-hours donations by calling 973-383-3600.