Local Nonprofit Organization Donates 2,500 Pounds of Food to the MCC Food Pantry

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A local nonprofit organization, HinduSwayamsevak Sangh USA, participated in “Sewa Diwali,” a food drive program and initiative to promote service and giving back to the local community, especially in the younger generation. #sewadiwali started as a collective effort of the Hindu community in New Jersey last year and this year expanded to nine other states, with an active participation of over 1000 volunteers and 65 organizations. In 2018, about 17,000 pounds of food was collected and donated to various charities in New Jersey. This year around 50,000 pounds was collected as part of the initiative and is being distributed, with 30,000 of it in New Jersey alone.

Members of the club are shown with MCC President Mark McCormick (center, with tie), Upendra Chivukula, former New Jersey Assemblyman and current Commissioner on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and Kathy Shay, retired faculty member and the founder of the Middlesex pantry.

Members of the club are shown with MCC President Mark McCormick (center, with tie), Upendra Chivukula, former New Jersey Assemblyman and current Commissioner on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and Kathy Shay, retired faculty member and the founder of the Middlesex pantry.