Feed the Dream Atlantic County will recognize Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday this year by holding a food drive beginning Friday, Jan.17 through Friday, Jan. 31 to “Feed the Dream to Fight Hunger.”

“We wanted to celebrate the spirit of Dr. King by giving back to the community. And what better way to do so than by providing food for those who are at risk of going hungry,” Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said. “We will have collection containers at various county facilities including the county office building in Atlantic City, the Stillwater Building in Northfield, the Criminal Court Complex in Mays Landing and the nine branches of the Atlantic County Library where both employees and visitors may drop off non-perishable food items. All items collected will be donated to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Egg Harbor Township for distribution to local residents.”

Levinson was interested in commemorating the holiday with a service activity that could involve the entire organization and directly benefit some of the county’s most vulnerable residents. The food drive was a consensus recommendation, which he fully supported.

“Our employees are extremely generous and caring. For many of them who serve in human and social service positions, they see first-hand the impacts of poverty and hunger,” Levinson said. “We hope to make a significant contribution to the Food Bank and honor the humanitarian legacy of Dr. King.”

Most Needed Items:

Peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, beans, baby formula, corned beef hash, beef stew, Spam, mac & cheese, Spaghetti O’s, ravioli, Beef-a-Roni, canned spaghetti sauce, vegetables, fruit, apple sauce, canned or dry soups, mayonnaise, cereal, shelf stable milk, laundry detergent, soap, diapers, toilet paper, shampoo and other personal hygene products.

Collection Sites:
County Office Building
1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5 PM

Stillwater Building
201 S. Shore Road, Northfield
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5 PM

Criminal Court Complex
4997 Unami Boulevard, Mays Landing
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

All Atlantic County Library Branches www.atlanticlibrary.org