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BAPS Charities Holds Food Drive in Robbinsville, NJ

In the United States, hunger is often considered to be a foreign problem. To many Americans, the thought of a neighbor or fellow community member battling with hunger is simply unfathomable. Despite the United States’ economic prosperity, nearly 50 million Americans go hungry every day, which includes 33.3 million adults and 15.8 million children. National statistics estimate that 1 in 6 Americans cannot afford to place a meal on their table on a daily basis. Children in the US are even more vulnerable. 

BAPS Charities held a food drive in Robbinsville, NJ benefiting the Robbinsville Food Pantry on September 27, 2014 in an effort to support the cause of fighting hunger as part of the larger community. Volunteers of all age along with community participants collectively donated over 1300 canned and dried food items to the Robbinsville Food Pantry. Donated items included 950 cans of fruits, vegetables and beans, 192 boxes of pasta, 85 boxes of cereal and nearly 100 other food items like baby food. 

“Hunger can hit any community and any family,” said BAPS Charities volunteer Yogini Patel. “We believe in the spirit of service and always keeping the needs of others and the community ahead of our personal needs and that’s why we organized this food drive.” 

Last year, BAPS Charities delivered nearly 400 canned goods and dry boxed items to the Robbinsville Food Pantry to assist many local and nearby families during the holiday season. By donating to the local food pantry, they are able to continue to support their community members and neighbors. 

Extending this sentiment throughout the year, BAPS Charities hosts medical fairs, walkathons, education and career development seminars, disaster relief operations, blood drives and much more. BAPS Charities sincerely serves the community, by improving the quality of life of individuals and families.