GIBBSTOWN – The 33rd annual Food Drive at Gibbstown Chiropractic Center is still a “GO” again for this year, but with the same “TWIST” as last year.
Last year, Dr. Blaise K. Glodowski was going to cancel last year’s annual food drive for the first time in 32 years because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but so many people were asking him and his staff about it he felt the need to continue it. There was such a need for food since so many people had lost their jobs and/or had their hours cut back and desperately needed food to help feed their families. So, he decided that he still had to do something for those in need and came up with an idea that still would be following CDC protocols with self-distancing and still be able to raise food for local food banks.
This year Dr. Glodowski’s food drive he has teamed up with the Food Bank of South Jersey and instead of just one date, his office will be a drop-off site from Nov. 1 through Nov. 21
The food will be weighed, and door prizes and gifts will be given out to those who bring the most amount of food by weight as an extra little bonus to make things a little bit more fun and enjoyable.
A scale will be placed right inside the building which can be brought outside to make it more convenient for people. Anyone that enters the building must wear a mask and have their temperature taken.
Office hours for drop food drop-offs are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. until 12 noon. The office phone number for any questions and or to schedule a drop off is (856)423-3899.
Last year his office collected over 1,000 pounds of food from his event and all the food collected was distributed right back here in the area. He hopes to collect even more food or monetary donations this year because food banks are still at an all-time high in needs and requests. During 2020, the Food Bank of South Jersey distributed more than 5.7 million additional meals than 2019.
The top 10 needs of food banks are: peanut butter and jelly, pasta, spaghetti sauce, pancake mix, syrup, cereal, canned meats, tuna, juice, and canned stews.