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Assemblyman Hosts Holiday Food Drive and Toys for Tots Collection

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski with toys donated by residents in 2012.
Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski with toys donated by residents in 2012.

Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski’s office will be a drop off location for food and toy donations until Friday, Dec. 20. Zebrowski announced he would be holding the collection drives in his New City office to assist local non-profits during the holiday season. The food will be donated to People to People in Nanuet and Rockland’s Catholic Charities in Haverstraw and the new and unwrapped toys will be given to Toys for Tots.

“Now more than ever, these food pantries and organizations like Toys for Tots need our help,” said Zebrowski. “Although a happy time for many, the Holiday Season is also a sober reminder of the struggles some of our local families are going through.”

All food donations will be accepted but there are specific items that are in high demand during this time of the year:

  • Rice
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Dried or Canned Beans
  • Cereal
  • Tuna Fish
  • Sugar Free Fruit Cups
  • Pasta 

People to People Executive Director Diane Serratore noted Assemblyman Zebrowski spoke at the Hunger Summit held in September and he is very aware of the growing issue of hunger in Rockland.

Executive Director of Catholic Charities Martha Robles said food donations make a significant difference by enabling families living below the poverty line to enjoy more nutritious meals and live healthier lives.

Toy and food donations can be dropped off at the assemblyman’s district office at 67 North Main Street in New City, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. This is the seventh year Zebrowski has hosted a Toys For Tots drive.

 

 

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