Food pantry Christmas donation, 2022.
Pictured from left are Jerry Daunoras, Hammonton Rotary treasurer; Ed Muller, food pantry director; and Don DeFeccio and Franco Catania, past presidents of the Hammonton Rotary Club.

Members of the Hammonton Rotary Club stopped by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry Thursday, Dec. 1, to make a $500 contribution toward the pantry’s annual Christmas food distribution.  

Every year, the Hammonton Rotary Club supports the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry with donations at Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and by staffing the operation on the first Thursday night of each month. Funding for the contributions comes from those who generously patronize and sponsor Rotary Club fundraisers.

With food inflation running rampant, the food pantry is in need of support now more than ever before, according to Ed Muller, food pantry director. Volunteers from Rotary, student groups, and other service organizations team up with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, government agencies, and private donors to help make sure that hundreds of local families have the basic necessities of life when they need them most.

The food pantry always needs donations of food, money and volunteer time. While the need is great all year round, food pantry director Muller said donations are especially important in the winter months. When the holidays are over, the need goes on.

You can share Christmas blessings by sending your donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry, c/o St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Parish, 226 French St., Hammonton, NJ 08037, or by calling Ed Muller at 609-412-4604.