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WNNJ, WSUS & MAX 106.3 Battle Hunger Seven Years in a Row
Release Date: November 16, 2014

WNNJ, WSUS & MAX 106.3 Battle Hunger Seven Years in a Row   
WNNJ, WSUS and MAX 106.3 will host the seventh annual Stuff the Bus campaign against hunger in Sussex County with a variety of events taking place from November 21 through November 24, 2014.   Weis Markets and the Mitchell Agency will join the effort this year, along with return sponsors First Hope Bank and Franklin Sussex Auto Mall.  Sussex County residents can drop off non-perishable food items at the locations outlined below to replenish the food pantry shelves at the Sussex County Department of Human Services, Division of Social Services.

The Mitchell Agency in Newton kicked off this year's events on the 20th of October and will be collecting food until Thanksgiving.  The Newton branch of First Hope Bank will continue the effort on Friday, November 21, with live broadcasts all day by WNNJ and WSUS radio talents.   WSUS radio talent Steve Andrews will be on site from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m., followed by WSUS host Michelle Taylor from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  WNNJ radio talent Gary Cee will be on site from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A Sussex County Skylands Ride bus will be on location at the Newton branch so people will be able to "stuff the bus" with donations to help provide food for Sussex County families. 
Weis Markets in Newton and Franklin will spearhead the effort throughout the weekend.  Donors can "stuff the bus" on Saturday, November 22, from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., at Weis Markets in Newton and Franklin.  On Sunday, November 23, donations can be made from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Newton Weis Market and from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Franklin Weis Market.  WNNJ will broadcast live at the Newton store, and WSUS will broadcast live at theFranklin location.  Newton Weis Markets Saturday lineup includes WNNJ's Borasio from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by Tony Paige from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Gary Cee from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  WSUS' Steve Andrews will broadcast live on site at the Franklin Weis Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by George Fuller from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The Sunday lineup includes WNNJ radio talent Gary Cee broadcasting live from Newton Weis Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by Tony Paige from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  WSUS's Mel Andrews will broadcast live at the Franklin Weis Market from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Collection efforts will culminate on Monday, November 24, when WSUS radio talent Steve Allan broadcasts live at Franklin Sussex Auto Mall, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Over the past six years, WNNJ and WSUS have teamed up during Thanksgiving week to raise over 118,000 pounds of food and $18,968.00 in monetary donations, in addition to educating people in Sussex County about the issues of hunger in their own communities.
A host of generous donors including businesses, organizations, schools, and individuals ranging from very young children to those ninety years young have braved the cold for six years in a row to help their fellow neighbors.    Even long-term care residents of the Homestead and Bentley Assisted Living facilities, some having to use wheelchairs, walkers or canes, personally participated to make their donations.
We have been blessed with a community that gives of their time, gifts and talents to help feed their neighbors in need.  The Department of Human Services, Division of Social Services, WNNJ, WSUS and MAX 106.3 would like to thank our generous community in advance for their continued support and would like to wish everyone a blessed holiday season. 
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. 

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