Opinion: The need for food doesn’t stop as the weather changes

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Trying to figure out how you will feed your family is no fun, especially with Thanksgiving approaching. To help our less fortunate neighbors, Yes We CAN! Food Drives collects Thanksgiving food items on behalf of Arm in Arm so those in need can share in the traditions of this wonderful holiday. We are asking you to donate Thanksgiving “fixings” for patrons of the three food pantries located in Princeton and Trenton and operated by Arm in Arm.

Our Yes We CAN! volunteers will be collecting holiday items at two locations: the West Windsor Community Farmers Market on Saturday, Nov. 13 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as at Princeton McCaffrey’s on Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Among the items we are seeking are stuffing mix, canned vegetables, canned sweet potatoes, cream of chicken soup, gravy mix packets, vegetable oil, salad dressing, and seasonings and spices.

We will also be collecting fresh vegetables from the farmers at the West Windsor market, which is located on Vaughn Drive off Alexander Road on the way to the Princeton Junction train station.

Though the regular farmers market will close Nov. 20, it will relocate for the winter to the Vaughn Commuter Parking Lot, just off Alexander Road and up the ramp from the regular season market. Many of the same farmers and vendors will be offering their special fare every other week, starting Dec. 4 and 18. Yes We CAN! Food Drives will also be in attendance, collecting fresh food, as well as canned and packaged items.

The need for food doesn’t stop as the weather changes, so please remember your neighbors who are facing food challenges, especially as we approach the holiday season.

Fran Engler

Publicity Chair
Yes We CAN! Food Drives

West Windsor

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