Courtesy of NJ.com:
By: Sudip Bhattacharya
The Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation and HIGHWAYS — a project of the Windmill Alliance — will be providing turkeys and groceries to the less fortunate for Thanksgiving during a pair of food drives.
The city of Bayonne, which will also be participating in the food drive, is accepting food donations at the Office on Aging at City Hall at 630 Ave. C and at the circulation desk at the library at 697 Ave. C.
“Canned goods and other non-perishable grocery items are most welcome,” said Mayor Jimmy Davis. “This Thanksgiving food drive is a great opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to show that Bayonne is a caring community. Thanks in advance to everyone for your help.”
Both the BEOF and HIGHWAYS are accepting financial contributions, in order to cover the cost of turkeys and other items that will go to needy households.
Tax-deductible contributions for the food drive to HIGHWAYS should be made in checks payable to the Windmill Alliance. The memo line of the check should specify “HIGHWAYS holiday food drive only.” Send checks to Windmill Alliance, 141 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002.
Tax-deductible contributions for the BEOF food drive should be made in checks payable to the BEOF. The memo line of the check should specify “BEOF Thanksgiving food drive only.” Send checks to BEOF, P.O. Box 1032, Bayonne, NJ 07002.
The BEOF is looking for volunteers to put grocery bags together with turkeys for less fortunate families. Donations of turkeys are also appreciated. Last year, the BEOF was able to help more than 400 families in need at Thanksgiving.
So far this year, HIGHWAYS has received requests for help with Thanksgiving food from 200 families and individuals.
Cookie’s Food Drive, the collection at City Hall, is named after the late Cookie Daughtrey, who organized the drive for many years.