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Donation of Oranges Brings Florida Sunshine To JFSCNJ Food Pantry

(Courtesy of JFSCNJ) Kathy Fernandez, JFSCNJ Charlotte Shak Kosher Food Pantry Coordinator, received a surprise phone call earlier this week from Christopher Rueda of Truck and Go LLC of Roselle Park that resulted in a donation of 54 cases of oranges. Christopher contacted his company for advice when he realized he had a surplus of oranges after the final delivery he was driving to the tri-state area from Florida. The staff at Truck and Go reached out to our Food Pantry to see if we would be able to accept the donation. Christopher then asked his brother Hector Rueda to help unload the 54 cases of oranges.

We are grateful to brothers Christopher and Hector Rueda, who spent over two hours of their time that entailed heavy lifting to unload the oranges, and to Truck and Go LLC for the generous donation.

According to Kathy, the oranges are being distributed to our Food Pantry clients and to local Food Pantries in Union County.

Contact Kathy Fernandez at [email protected] or 908-352-8375 if you would like to make a donation to the JFSCNJ Charlotte Shak Kosher Food Pantry, volunteer or get a volunteer group food-drive project together. For all other volunteer opportunities, contact Danielle McLeer, JFSCNJ director of community engagement, at [email protected] or 908-352-8375.

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