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Kiwanis November 5 Meeting Program: Kathleen DiChiara presents “The Community Food Bank of NJ – Past, Present and Future”

Kathleen DiChiara, the Founder, President and CEO of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (left in photo) with past President of Kiwanis Mary Anne Maloney (right) at the November 5 luncheon meeting.  The speaker gave a very interesting and inspiring presentation on “The Community Food Bank of NJ: Past, Present, Future”.

Kathleen started this crusade in 1975 out of the trunk of her car and then in partnership with the Archdiocese of Newark. From distributing 75,000 lbs. of food that first year it now distributes 40 million lbs. of food annually to over 1,000 nonprofit programs and over 400 programs served by its Partner Distribution organizations.

To learn more about the food bank, please visit their website at – be a volunteer and make donations to this fine cause.

To support this work, turkeys will be collected for the Food Bank at the Chatham United Methodist Church on November 23. Boy Scouts will be on hand to carry your turkeys to the waiting refrigerated truck. Kathleen mentioned that with the cut back in food stamps on November 1 even more people will seek help from the Food Bank this Thanksgiving. She also suggested donating medium sized turkeys in the 10-14 pound range because many of her clients do not have the pans and ovens to cook very large turkeys.

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