Our annual Thanksgiving Initiative provided “all the makings of the meal” for an abundant table. Families enjoyed a turkey roasting, an apple pie baking, and the medley of aromas that signal holiday happened here!
“It takes a village” is often said when a community comes together to accomplish a big undertaking for the benefit of others, and that certainly was the case at NFSB Food Pantry. Our Thanksgiving Initiative was made possible by many community partners, businesses, civic organizations, and individual donors. Our army of regular NFSB volunteers and groups of special helpers (Kiwanis of Nutley/Belleville, NHS Key Club, and Nutley Rotary organized distribution for over 160 households to enjoy a bountiful holiday. THANK YOU VILLAGE!
HOW DID WE DO IT?
An enthusiastic army of volunteers helped to organize, pack and distribute holiday meals grocery bags for over 200 Food Pantry households. In 2018, a record number of Nutley residents, civic organizations, church groups and businesses, generously donated all the items necessary to create a memorable and nourishing holiday meal.
In order to be as efficient as possible and ensure that there is a supply of each item for our “holiday grocery bag menu” we again used an online sign-up roster for donations. Small turkeys and gift cards were especially appreciated.
NFSB is proud to bring our community together, connecting those who are in a position to give with those who are in a position to receive.