Thanksgiving Food Drive: Please Give.

Thanksgiving can be a particularly trying time for some families.  To help ease the burden, the Social Service Association of Ridgewood is hosting a Thanksgiving food drive. Baskets will be assembled and delivered to their clients. They will be collecting items until November 16.

Here are some of the items they suggest donating:

• boxed mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, chicken broth, canned pumpkin, boxed stuffing
• canned tuna, chicken or ham
• canned, bottled or boxed 100% fruit juice
• canned tomato products–no jars
• macaroni, rice, pasta
• cold or hot cereal
• pancake mix
• coffee and tea
• snacks and cookies
• mayo, mustard, ketchup
• personal items: soap, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine products
• grocery gift cards

The Social Service Association of Ridgewood and vicinity assists over 110 families throughout the year.  The organization serves the towns of Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick and Wyckoff.

Donations can be dropped off during office hours. Many schools are accepting donations as well.
Monday: 12-3pm
Tuesday: 9am – 3pm
Wednesday: 12-3pm
Thursday: 9am – 3pm
Friday: closed

For more information, go to
6 Station Plaza, Ridgewood, NJ

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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