Tuckerton/Little Egg Post Office Food Collection Tops All-Time High

By PAT JOHNSON | May 22, 2019
Students from Pinelands Regional Junior High School help stock the shelves with the bounty at the Tuckerton Food Pantry last Friday.

Tuckerton — More than 15,000 pounds of dry and canned goods were collected in Tuckerton and Little Egg Harbor in the National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive Saturday, May 11.

Collected items were divided between the Little Egg Harbor Food Bank on Radio Road and the Tuckerton Food Pantry behind the Methodist Church on North Green Street.

Penny Hughes, director of the Tuckerton food pantry, said the 7,500 pounds of donated food was the most food ever delivered to the pantry from the annual drive.

Consequently, she needed help to stock the shelves and Pinelands Regional Junior High School students, the Methodist Church Youth Group and local Girl Scouts pitched in.

Local residents were thanked for their generosity as were postal service carriers for their work in delivering the food.  —P.J.

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