By Rebecca Granet

There are a lot of numbers, statistics and stories on the year-round need for food but there is just one question that always follows. . Is knowing that children and adults in your neighborhood are hungry right now enough to motivate you to do something about it?

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1010 WINS is a proud media partner of Action Against Hunger, a community service program administered on behalf of North Jersey by The Record, Herald News, and Community Newspapers and Magazines of North Jersey Media Group. The program runs the largest one-day food drive in the metropolitan area and has helped feed those in need in North Jersey since 1991.

1010 WINS EXTRA: Interview with Jennifer Johnson, Director of Communications at the Center for Food Action

More than 20 years later, the gap between hunger and food is still filled by one of the local food pantries. This year’s Food Drive will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 and we hope to raise over 100 tons of food.

(Credit: Action Against Hunger/North Jersey Media Group Foundation)

(Credit: Action Against Hunger/North Jersey Media Group Foundation)

1010 WINS New Jersey reporter Rebecca Granet spent Wednesday at two separate food pantries, offering personal stories of those who connect to each other by giving and receiving.

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Action Against Hunger is now the largest food drive in the metropolitan area, serving 65 pantries, which assist more than 40,000 clients. It is now a year-round, trademarked program that has been recognized as a model program for the country by America’s Second Harvest, the largest hunger-relief organization in the nation.

You can donate any type of non-perishable food. Please do not donate anything packaged in glass. A list of most-needed items can be found here.

A school “service group” or class can collect food and deliver it to a collection site during the October food drive. A school can also volunteer to staff a site, or collect funds and make a donation.

Monetary contributions can be made at any time by mailing a check to Action Against Hunger™ P.O. Box 75, Hackensack, NJ 07602-9192 or by making a donation online

Click here for a list of drop-off locations or please call 973-569-7683.

Numbers, statistics, stories. 

It still comes down to you, a can of food, and the willingness to donate it.