The Millstone Times July 2020
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Roosevelt Community4u Foodbank Helping Those in Need By Pam Teel
Sunday June 7th, Roosevelt Community4u hosted its latest drive thru food distribution at the Modway Lot- off Wyckoff Mills Road in East Windsor, NJ. What seemed to be a simple operation had some bumps along the road. Receiving a smaller truck than was expected, the Rabbi and his sons began the food shipments the night before. Transporting the goods was no easy job. Since the truck did not have a liftgate, all the 410 milk crates were to be trans- ported by hand. Since the food bank did not have a large enough fridge to store all of its goods, Americana Diner kindly emptied their fridge and refrig- erated all the dairy products. Last minute, the food banks electric pallet-jack broke, leaving them to transfer all 81 pallets manually. It was a race against time to transfer all of the merchandise to the location, yet they successfully managed to have it all done in time.
The food bank distributed 113,000 pounds of food that included a combination of fresh produce, non-perishable items, and perishable items such as milk, feta cheese, bread, pastries, snacks, and more. Community4u distributed food to over 1086 families. Over a thousand households now have food to rely on. The Rabbi said that organizing this event was “worth every drop of sweat.” Rabbi Hezrony and his family have been operating the food bank since 2014. What started with 60-100 nonperishable food packages a month had jumped to 350 per week due to the economic effects of the Coronavirus. The community organizers recognize that despite the challenging times, we are still all in this together helping one another. The Rabbi, Moshe Hezrony, and his wife Sivan have expanded their services, which now include delivery of prepared meals to families and seniors. To- gether along with their six children, who help out with varying aspects of the organization, the Hezrony family is able to continue feeding locals. If you wish to contribute to the food bank, or volunteer please visit their website at community4u.us. If you would like to donate food, they are looking for cereal, pasta, and rice that can be dropped off at 20 Homestead Lane, Roosevelt, NJ 08555. If you know anyone in need of food please contact Community4u at 732 934 1661.
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