Sea Girt Fire Company to hold food drive next weekend

189 views
The Sea Girt Fire Company will be out in The Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 24 for its second food drive supporting the pantries of the Manasquan Ministerium. PHOTO BY MARK R. SULLIVAN

SEA GIRT — Sea Girt Fire Company No.1 will hold a food drive next weekend to benefit the four food pantries of the Manasquan Ministerium.

The food drive is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Plaza in front of the library. The rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 25, same time and place.

The pantries, all located in Manasquan, include the Manasquan Food Pantry in the Manasquan Presbyterian Church, 16 Virginia Ave.; Little Free Pantry located at First Baptist Church, 51 South St.; Hope Community Church, 23 Taylor Ave.; and St. Denis Church, 90 Union Ave.

ADVERTISEMENT

Although the pantries operate separately, they all work together to help those in need. For pantry hours and contact information, visit https://manasquanareachurches.org/.

Next Saturday’s drive will be the second hosted by the fire company this year to benefit the Manasquan pantries, and in turn, families struggling as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“There’s a lot of people hurting … and the food pantries just can’t keep up,” Ed Sidley, co-chair of the food drive committee said. “It’s been a tough year. This is our small way of helping out and that’s what we’re doing.”

Check out our other Sea Girt stories, updated daily. And remember to pick up a copy of The Coast Star—on newsstands Thursday or online in our e-Edition.

This is an excerpt of the print article. For more on this story, read The Coast Star—on newsstands Thursday or online in our e-Edition.

Subscribe today! If you're not already an annual subscriber to The Coast Star, get your subscription today! For just $34 per year, you will receive local mail delivery weekly, with pages and pages of local news and online access to our e-edition on Starnewsgroup.com.