St. Francis Center Food Pantry Back in Brant Beach
The food pantry moved back to its St. Francis Community Center home in Brant Beach last week, almost three months after Superstorm Sandy.
Some of the food donations had been donated in the aftermath of the storm, and some had been stored at St. Francis Central Supply in Brant Beach.
The food pantry had been temporarily located at the Ocean County Southern Service Center in Manahawkin while storm repairs were being made to the Brant Beach center.
The food pantry can always use donations, operators said. “We are currently in need of spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, rice, juice, hygiene products and diapers in sizes 4, 5 and 6,” said Lori Tomaro, director of family support services at St. Francis.
In the last fiscal year, the pantry served 15,075 people from throughout Southern Ocean County. This included 4,170 families. —M.S.