GIBBSTOWN – The 34th Annual Food Drive at Gibbstown Chiropractic Center is still another “go” but with the same “twist” as last year.
Dr. Blaise K. Glodowski was going to cancel his last few years’ annual food drive because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, so many people were asking him and his staff to continue it due to the need for food since so many people had lost their jobs or had their hours cut back. Families were in desperate need of food to help feed their families.
Instead, he decided that he still had to do something for those in need. He 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. He will be doing that again this year.
For this year’s food drive, he has teamed up with the Food Bank of South Jersey. Instead of just one date, his office will again be a drop-off site from Nov.1 through Nov. 20. 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.
Last year his office collected over 1,500 pounds of food (500 more pounds from the year before) from his event, and all the food collected was distributed right back here in our area. He hopes to collect even more food or monetary donations this year as food banks needs are at an all-time high.
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 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 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.
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.