From Red Bank Rotarian Ellen Korpar who heads up the D7505 Disaster Relief Efforts
Good afternoon fellow Rotarians:
I have been in touch with Joe Galeta and Ed Conover at DHS Office of Emergency Management.  There is a current need for volunteers to assist with packing Crisis Relief packages for families faced with a shortage of food as a result of schools being closed or jobs closed or jobs lost.  The need has gone up double from normal need and this is expected to increase over the next few weeks.  I assisted at Fulfill (the Monmouth Ocean foodbank) yesterday and they said they have used half of their inventory in the past two weeks; this is normally their 6 week supply.  
Bill, would you please provide this information to District 7505.  I also ask that you cc me ( on the emails and ask that if anybody is volunteering that they let me know their hours.  I will relay this information to the state as volunteer hours are tracked during a disaster declaration and organizations and government are able to receive assistance based on the hours.
Here is the information the the food banks and their needs.
Beginning, Monday, March 23rd, volunteers are needed to pack emergency boxes:
CFBNJ- Hillside (31 Evans Terminal, Hillside, NJ) 
20 volunteers are needed at each of two shifts during the week days (40 total per day) from  9 am -11 am and 1 pm -3 pm.
While two groups of 10 would be ideal for each shift, we are happy to welcome individuals and supplement with our staff.
Please coordinate these volunteers with Faye Kuhn at  Information needed includes date/shift time/number of volunteers.
CFBNJ - Egg Harbor (6735 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ)
8 volunteers are needed from 9 am -12 noon week days to pack emergency boxes
Up to 6 volunteers are needed for Mobile Pantry distributions on Wednesday/Friday mornings from 9 am - 12 noon
Please coordinate these volunteers with CJ Cicchino at or call 609-383-8843 Ext 114
FULFILL - 3300 Route 66, Neptune,NJ 07753
Shift 11:               Saturday, 3/28   8:00- noon
Shift 12:               Sunday,  3/29  8:00 - noon
more shifts available next week:

Contact:  Vivian Martinez
Community Engagement Coordinator
3300 Route 66, Neptune NJ 07753
( 732.643-5857 |
Thank you and stay safe.
Ellen Korpar
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