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Local Business Joins Forces with First Responders to Stuff a Boat with Toys

  The annual “Stuff the Boat” toy drive coordinated by Branchville business Off Shore Marine to benefit Project Self-Sufficiency’s Season of Hope Toy Drive has been launched.   Area residents are encouraged to bring gift cards, funds, and new, unwrapped toys to fill a 2023 Barletta pontoon boat at the dealership, which is located at 352 Route 206 in Branchville.   Members of the fire departments in Branchville, Frankford, and Sussex, along with the Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, Frankford Fire Department, Sussex Fire Department Emergency Medical Service, the Sussex Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Sussex Kiwanis Club, Royal Buick GMC of Sussex, and Wanderers Car Club are also gathering items on behalf of the Season of Hope Toy Drive.   A special Community Drop Off event will be hosted at Off Shore Marine, Saturday, December 10 th , 11:00 a.m.; toys will be accepted at Off Shore Marine through Thursday, December 15 th .     “We have been very blessed in our lives, and we have the opp

Record Number of Families Receive Help at Thanksgiving

  More than 500 Sussex County families will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings this year, thanks to the generosity of local businesses, churches and individuals who donated voluminous amounts of food for Project Self-Sufficiency participants this November.   Agency staff and volunteers recently bagged hundreds of frozen turkeys, along with fresh produce, cans of cranberry sauce, vegetables, stuffing mix, dinner rolls, and freshly baked pies and distributed them to local families.     “The current economic situation, coupled with the lagging effects of the coronavirus pandemic, have plunged many of our participants into a situation where food insecurity has become a deeply troubling issue.   The overwhelming generosity of our friends and neighbors is appreciated now more than ever,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director of Project Self-Sufficiency.   “We have a lot to be thankful for this year.”   Thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables w

Grant Received from Acme Markets for Food Pantry at Project Self-Sufficiency

  Project Self-Sufficiency recently received a grant from the Acme Markets Foundation Nourishing Neighbors Program to support its Food Project initiative for local children and families.   The funds were received from donations made by generous customers at Acme Markets stores at checkout during September.   Project Self-Sufficiency offers free food and limited personal care products to Sussex and Warren County residents, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Patrons need not be agency participants.     “We’re excited to partner with Acme Markets to help our community’s children start their day with a nutritious breakfast so they can succeed in school,” commented Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director at Project Self-Sufficiency.   “Together with Acme Markets we will continue to tackle the ongoing food insecurity issues in our community.”   Nourishing Neighbors is a charitable program of Acme Markets Foundation which aims to eradicate childhood hunger in America by keep