Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Blairstown’s Food Collection Shed Welcomes All

Interior of local food pantry. Photo by MB Journe, 2/2023

The Blairstown Office of Emergency Management has a food collection shed to help the local food pantries in Warren County. Donations of nonperishable food, household beauty products and cleaning products are accepted.

The yellow shed is located in the parking lot of the Blairstown Police Department, Route 94, Blairstown.

It is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The donations are distributed equally amongst all of the local food pantries.

First Presbyterian Church of Blairstown’s helpful volunteers. Photo by MB Journe, 2/2023

To donate, make checks payable to First United Methodist Church of Blairstown. Check out the Ridge View Echo’s directories for locations and schedules of food pantries in the area. Each week, one of the local churches hosts a food pantry open in the morning hours to the public.

The pantries have a large variety of food. They often have fresh seasonal produce donated by local farms, in addition to meats, eggs and sometimes products from Panera Bread.

Anyone in need is encouraged to come by. In many cases, volunteers will even bring the food to a recipient’s car.

Yelens Choban
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

My name is Marybeth Journe, I feel blessed to be living in this part of New Jersey. I have enjoyed this community taking advantage of the lakes and woods. Always supporting the local businesses that make this my home. As a local artist myself, I know many of our residence if not by name, at least by sight. I feel comfortable interviewing others. I have worked for The Paulinskill Valley Chronical where I provided articles, photographs and billing. I consider myself an artist, journalist, naturalist, gardener and a teacher for the YMCA Camp Mason. I look forward to the work ahead