With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, we edge closer and closer to closing the chapter on 2020. For some, it cannot come soon enough. So many people struggle with food insecurity in a “normal” year. But in 2020, the global pandemic hit millions of US families even harder. To combat these issues, the Stop & Shop hosts their annual Westfield holiday food drive…with a couple of tweaks.
What: Westfield Holiday Food Drive
Where: Stop & Shop (219 Elm St)
When: Now through Christmas
Contact: Stop & Shop (908) 232-1292
Westfield Holiday Food Drive
In years past, the Stop & Shop began their food drive before Thanksgiving. For just $10, people purchased boxes filled with all the trimmings necessary to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. These boxes then went to the charity that the donor chose. This year, supply issues meant no Thanksgiving food drive. However, they simply moved their focus off of Thanksgiving and on to Christmas with their Westfield Holiday Food Drive.
The boxes still cost $10 each. But they now contain non-perishable food items that all go to Westfield’s Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church for their food pantry. If you wish to donate, just visit the Stop & Shop anytime between now and Christmas. Then, add a small $10 donation per bag to help struggling families enjoy a good meal this Christmas.
Westfield Y’s Men’s Christmas Tree Lot
I am so pleased to announce that the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Christmas tree lot sold out their entire inventory of trees already. We want to thank everyone who came out and bought their tree from us. We are extremely grateful for your patronage. We promise that the money raised will be put to good use in the upcoming year. Merry Christmas to you all.