Friday Foodstuffs: Volunteers Needed

The recent Stamp Out Hunger campaign, by all accounts, was a great success. Literally hundreds of thousands of pounds of food were picked up by letter carriers and brought to local food banks. This has actually created a nice problem: so much food was brought that food banks need extra sets of hands to help sort out the stuff!

South Jersey Food Bank is looking for volunteers this month to help sort out all the food received from Stamp Out Hunger. If you have been looking for ways to be of service, this is a great way to do so.

Restaurant News

Now it can be said: Luke Palladino will have a new place at Revel called Luke’s Kitchen & Marketplace that will open in the upcoming weeks. Ran into Chef Luke during the soft opening of Revel back in April and he had told us about this place – but we couldn’t talk about it. Needless to say, we are excited to see what it will be.

The grand opening of Tony Luke’s in Sicklerville is this Saturday.

Ralic’s in Haddonfield has a new ‘Weight Is Over’ menu for those post weight-loss surgery that stresses portion control.

Despite guilty pleas for tax evasion charges from ownership, Nifty Fifty’s will stay open.

And have you noticed the little Mexican eateries that are popping up in Toms River? Going to have to explore them.

The Farmers’ Market Report

Blueberries are going to start popping up in local markets…and maybe even sweet corn?

Balic Winery will be a new vendor at the Blackwood Farmers’ Market this year, which opens June 30.

Farms in South Jersey, such as McCann Farm, are bringing their produce to Philadelphia through the Farm to City program.

Blogging Out Hunger

A countywide food drive is going on this month in Burlington County.

A new program will be helping out kids dealing with hunger in the Wildwood school district.

And in other food news this week…

Sadly, these stories always seem to happen for delivery people.

Buy a Sierra Nevada 12-pack, and help out the Delaware River.

And Nashville gets its Italian fix thanks to a South Jersey guy.


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