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Good Friday Drive Through Distribution Event Being Held in Toms River

Toms River Partners with Fulfill to Launch “Pop the Trunk” Meal Pickup to Feed Families

Toms River Township is partnering with Fulfill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) to provide emergency “crisis” food kits to families in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The food kits, which are free to families, provide multiple days of groceries to residents struggling due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Food kits will be distributed at five locations, three or four on the mainland and one on the Barrier Island, on Good Friday, April 10, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Those locations will be determined as needed.

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As recommended by the CDC, we are practicing social distancing and limiting interactions. The food distribution will be performed drive-through style. Families should remain in their vehicle at all times. Please keep your windows closed and pop the trunk and we will deliver the food to the trunk or truck bed.

Fulfill says several food pantries and soup kitchens have closed due to a lack of volunteers and fear of the coronavirus spreading, making it difficult for those in need to gain access to food.

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