Jackson Kiwanis Club Is Holding Food Drive

Kathleen Gibson, a Toms River resident who grew up in Jackson, brings in some donations of non-perishable food to the Whitesville Fire House on May 23. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

  JACKSON – “We need help getting the word out,” Lois M. Kapp, president of the Kiwanis Club of Jackson said recently in relation to an important community event that the organization is hosting.

  The Kiwanis Club of Jackson is planning a food drive for September 17, from 6-8 p.m. at the ShopRite plaza at 192 Kierych Memorial Drive to benefit the Jackson Food Pantry.

  The drive is aimed at providing “food for thoughtfulness,” Kapp said adding that there will be a drive through collection of non-perishable food items.

  Kapp said, “the first 200 school aged children donating will receive a back to school item. As a thank you, the Club will be reciprocating with a brown bagged hot dog meal to go.”

  The Kiwanis Club would appreciate residents helping to get the word out and also supporting the food drive on September 17.

  Those donating food are reminded to follow all CDC guidelines with regard to COVID-19.