A drive is underway in Bayonne to provide turkeys and groceries to the less fortunate in time for Thanksgiving. Two local non-profit organizations, the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) and HIGHWAYS (a project of the Windmill Alliance), are planning to provide food to the needy for Thanksgiving. Mayor Davis said, “I would like to thank HIGHWAYS and the BEOF for the good work that they do to help our neighbors in need. The City of Bayonne is participating in the drive. We have a food donation box in the Office on Aging at City Hall, 630 Avenue C, and at the circulation desk at the library, 697 Avenue C. Canned goods and other non-perishable grocery items are most welcome.” Mayor Davis continued, “This Thanksgiving food drive is a great opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to show that Bayonne is a caring community. Thanks in advance to everyone for your help.”
Both the BEOF and HIGHWAYS are accepting financial contributions, in order to cover the cost of turkeys and other items that will go to needy households.
Anyone interested in making tax-deductible contributions for the food drive to HIGHWAYS should make the check payable to the Windmill Alliance. The memo line of the check should specify “HIGHWAYS holiday food drive only.” The mailing address is: Windmill Alliance, 141 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002.
Anyone who would like to offer a tax-deductible contribution to the BEOF for the food drive should make the check payable to the BEOF. The memo line of the check should specify “BEOF Thanksgiving food drive only.” The mailing address is BEOF, P.O. Box 1032, Bayonne, NJ 07002.
The BEOF is looking for volunteers to put grocery bags together with turkeys for less fortunate families. Donations of turkeys are also appreciated. Last year, the BEOF was able to help more than 400 families in need at Thanksgiving. So far this year,
HIGHWAYS has received requests for help with Thanksgiving food from 200 families and individuals. Cookie’s Food Drive, the collection at City Hall, is named after the late Cookie Daughtrey, who organized the drive for many years.