The City of Ocean City and the Atlantic County Utilities Authority have teamed again this year for a Fall Food Drive to benefit the Ocean City Ecumenical Council’s Food Cupboard.
The Food Drive will be held from Monday, September 27th through Friday, October 1st. Residents are asked to fill any bag with cans or boxes of nonperishable food items and place at the curb by 7 am of your recycling day. The ACUA recycling crews will pick up the food and take it to the Food Cupboard.
Stickers indicating the bagged items are food donations will be available at City Hall and the Henry S. Knight Building during normal business hours as well as inserted into the September 23rd edition of the Ocean City Gazette.
The Ecumenical Council’s Food Cupboard is located on the first floor of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church at 501 East 8th Street in Ocean City and is open to all those residents in need at no cost. The Food Cupboard is staffed by volunteers from nine local churches that make up the Ocean City Ecumenical Council.
Most needed items for the Food Drive are: canned fruits, meats, potatoes and vegetables, cereal, crackers, dry milk, Hormel microwave meals, jelly, juice, macaroni & cheese, pasta, peanut butter, pork & beans, ramen noodles, ravioli, rice, soup, Spaghetti O’s, spaghetti sauce, teabags and tuna. Please nothing frozen, perishable or in glass.
For more information on the Fall Food Drive, please call the City of Ocean City at 609.399.6111. For the recycling collection schedule in your neighborhood visit http://services.ocnj.us.