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2 NJ Food Pantries In Need Of Food Donations

A family receives food from a pantry. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A family receives food from a pantry. (file/credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Two food pantries in New Jersey are asking the public for help before they run out of much-needed food items.

The Center for Food Action, an organization that provides emergency food and other services in northern New Jersey, says it is at risk of running out of donated canned tuna and peanut butter, according to its website.

The organization says without food donations, their canned tuna supply will out Tuesday. They will only have enough peanut butter to last until July 24.

This is the first time in CFA’s history that they risk running out of food, the group says. Both tuna and peanut butter are used as part of their emergency food packages given to needy families.

Another food pantry in Paterson run by the Father English Community Center is also running low on supplies.

The food pantry’s director Carlos Roldana told 1010 WINS’ they get food on a weekly basis and will run out of food by Wednesday if they don’t receive donations soon.

“Yesterday, we got a big donation from one of our parishes. They got a lot of food for us, but that was for yesterday and today,” he said. “Tomorrow, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

If you’d like to help either food pantry, visit www.fatherenglish.org/pantry.htm or cfanj.org.

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