Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Bayonne Police Mentorship Program will be providing pick-up and drop-off service for food donations for Make A Difference Day, Saturday, October 22, 2016. On Saturday, a tent by the City Hall Fire House at 27th Street and Avenue C will serve as a drop-off site for food donations. Members of the public may drop off donations of non-perishable food there between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Anyone who would like to make a donation of non-perishable food on Saturday, but who is unable to come in person to the tent, should request a pick-up of that food by the police and the students working with them. Please inform the Police Department by phone at 201-858-6345, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The public can also visit the Police Mentorship Facebook page to reach the police at @BPDmentorship. The public can contact the police about food pick-up requests drive any time between now and Saturday, October 22.
Suggested non-perishable food items include: canned tuna fish, boxed cereal, pasta sauce, canned fruits, canned or boxed pastas, oatmeal, pudding cups, rice, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, and jelly.
The following nine food pantries will benefit from the food drive: 1) the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF), 2) the Windmill Alliance/Highways, 3) Friendship Baptist Church, 4) Wallace Temple AME Zion Church, 5) First Assembly of God Church, 6) St. Vincent DePaul Roman Catholic Church, 7) St. Henry’s Roman Catholic Church, 8) St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church (Blessed Miriam Teresa Parish), and 9) Faith and Victory Deliverance Church of God.