The United Way of Gloucester County, will hold its eighth annual Gloucester County Cares About Food Drive during the week of Feb. 18 and needs help from local businesses.
The United Way is currently looking for area companies and employers to set up collections among their employees. There were 63 employers who participated in last year's drive, with donations amounting to more than 23,000 pounds of food.
This year, the United Way is especially asking for donations of the following items: canned tuna, salmon, chicken, ham and corned beef, whole grain breakfast cereals, oatmeal, peanut butter, beans (canned or dry), all types of canned soups, stews, fruits and vegetables, rice, pastas, macaroni and cheese dinners, pancake and pudding mixes, peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, canned fruit juices, canned and shelf-stable dairy products.
All of the food collected will be sent to various subside programs in the area.
For those who wish to make a cash donation, the United Way will send the money to the Food Bank of South Jersey to support its bulk food purchasing program.
Any employers who are interested in participating in the food drive can contact Donna Fanticola at 856-845-4303, extension 13, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Way will collect food at their own office on Friday, Feb. 22 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Their office is located at 454 Crown Point Rd. in Thorofare.