Kiwanis Club donates food to Parsippany Food Pantry

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Parsippany-Troy Hills Human Services Director Michele Picone with Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill

PARSIPPANY — Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany President Frank Cahill delivered non-perishable food items to the Parsippany Food Pantry. Accepting the food from the club is Parsippany-Troy Hills Human Services Director Michele Picone.

The food donated came from a food drive during the recent Trivia Night held at the Parsippany PAL.

The Parsippany Food Pantry, located at 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha, distributes food all year-long to needy residents, not just on holidays. Donations of non-perishable food items are always needed. The most needed items are canned goods such as fruit, fruit juices, evaporated milk, vegetables, meat, sardines, tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey, soups and stews. Dry goods such as beans, cereal, pasta, rice, diced potatoes, peanut butter, jelly, prepared tomato sauce, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, powdered milk, condiments such as salad dressing, mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup; household items such as toilet tissue and laundry detergent.  Supermarket gift cards are also readily accepted.

Donations can be brought to the Community Center. The Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, except holidays.

Any resident in need of supplemental food are invited to call (973) 263-7163 or (973) 263-7351/52.

Ready-made bags of basic food staples such as canned goods, cereal and dried food, are available through donations from individuals, schools, scouts and churches.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany raises funds and donates to the Parsippany Food Pantry, Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library, Parsippany PAL Youth Center, Parsippany High School Scholarship Program, Parsippany Hills High School Scholarship Program, Parsippany Child Day Center, Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, Camp Nejeda, NJ Sharing Network, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Parsippany, Parsippany Project Graduation, Jersey Battered Women’s Services, Family Promise of Morris County, Parsippany Little League West, Parsippany Little League East to name a few.

Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. at Empire Diner, 1315 Route 46. Guests are always welcomed.

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