Help feed families in need with drop-off contributions at Stop & Shop markets

Too often it seems like there’s never enough time in the day to get “it all done,” let alone carve out a few moments to do a good deed. This Saturday, April 13, however, you can help others in a meaningful, albeit easy, way, merely by dropping off non-perishable food and personal items at your local Stop & Shop, during the third annual “Feeding Our Families” food drive.

Island Harvest Food Bank, a local hunger relief organization, has joined with NBC 4 New York/WNBC, Telemundo 47/WNJU, Stop & Shop and seven other regional food banks for this drive, held 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at more than 250 Stop & Shop locations in New York, New Jersey in Connecticut. NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47 will deliver live reports and broadcast cut-ins from the supermarkets; and, anchors, reporters and employees from both stations will also visit the stores to support on-site collection efforts.

For a sample shopping list of the most requested non-perishable items, visit or Volunteers will also be handing out the list to shoppers visiting all participating Stop & Shop locations that day. A map of the participating locations can also be found online.

I’m filling my reusable supermarket bag and heading to my local Stop & Shop this Saturday and you can too, as there’s no better time than right now to help out someone in need.