GIBBSTOWN — Dr. Blaise K. Glodowski had to change his annual food drive for the last four years because of Covid-19, only allowing his office to be used as a drop off spot for donations.
But things have changed this year.
Not only will his office be a drop-off site from Nov.12 through Nov. 19, but a special event “Community Appreciation Day” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 where he will be providing health services at no charge in exchange for non-perishable food items. Dr. Glodowski will offer all services, including stress exams, life extension evaluations, nutrition and weight loss advice, physicals and x-rays (if needed).
This year Glodowski will once again be helped by a massage therapist and by Betty-Jo Zeno, a level 2 Reike instructor who will also be providing free massages and natural healing that day as well. Inspira Healthcare will also be doing blood pressure and cholesterol screenings also at no charge.
The Food Bank of South Jersey has once again teamed up with Dr. Glodowski. They ask patrons instead to bring donations of non-perishable food items. The normal fees for medical services would normally range from $35 to $450.
Glodowski said there is such a need for food since so many people lost their jobs and/or had their hours cut back and desperately need food to help feed their families if the food drive was still on.
Each person who comes in will be eligible to win door prizes donated by area sponsors. Glodowski said his personal goal was to donate $5,000 in services that day.
Last year his office collected well over 1,000 pounds of food 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.
Everyone is invited to attend but please call Gibbstown Chiropractic Center in advance for an appointment at (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.