Man Collecting Jersey Shore Vacationers' Leftover Food To Feed Hungry Families

Man Collecting Jersey Shore Vacationers' Leftover Food To Feed Hungry Families



welcome back everyone thousands of renters are at the Jersey Shore enjoying a summer vacation they are stocked up on food but may not eat it all well now those leftovers don't have to go to waste Eyewitness News reporter Cleve Bryan explains from Ocean City as crowds of beach and boardwalk lovers enjoy the lazy hazy days of summer at the Jersey Shore they might not be aware the vacation hubs of pate Maine Atlantic counties have some of New Jersey's highest rates of families who are hungry and need of food assistance it's summertime everybody is on vacation everybody is away nobody is really thinking about what's happening behind the scenes well Todd Lauer is we also have a side-door times the building supervisor at Ocean City middle school and fresh off a family vacation this year he had unused food on his mind we always overbought at the grocery store so we said let's think of a way we can try to redo the screw to reuse it Todd approached the school shop teacher with the idea of creating a food drop off bin out front of the school so people renting at the shore during the summer could donate their extras pretty soon about 20 students got to work different periods of the day they would come in and work on in their free time cut it sand it assembled it so it was a good hands-on project you know in a friend for a very good cause now each week Todd drops off the non-perishable items to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Egg Harbor Township which moves more than a million pounds of food through its warehouse each month to me the moment I was contacted by the school I thought why didn't anybody think of this before we're a vacation town we are a vacation community and we're grateful for those vacationers but you know what give us your cans we'll take them too and in addition to dropping off your food the Food Bank says they would love for people to donate their unused and unopened personal hygiene items like toothpaste and soap there are people in the area that could really use them in Ocean City I'm Cleve Ryan cbs3 Eyewitness News all right that's a really really good idea

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