With supplies at Long Branch food banks "extremely low" for the upcoming holiday season, members of the the Long Branch Fire Department are hosting food drive fundraiser through Dec. 20.
The food drive is sponsored by Long Branch Professional Firefighters F.M.B.A. Local No. 68.
Residents can drop off non-perishable food items at two locations in the city from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The two locations are:
• Long Branch Fire Department Headquarters at the corner of Union and Third Avenues. The firehouse is located behind the McDonald's on Broadway.
• The West End Fire House on the corner of 2nd and Montgomery Avenues.
All donations will be given to local food pantries, soup kitchen and food banks to help needy families.
Some local entities include St. Luke's United Methodist Pantry and St. Brigid's Food Pantry at St. James Episcopal Church.