Project Help will hit the road to bring food and clothes to veterans

Sussex. There are no strings attached, says Project Help. Just come and get whatever you need.

| 04 Sep 2020 | 09:34

Even with COVID -19 raging, Project Help’s celebrated Mobile Closet -- currently with “Food Pantry” added to the name -- is being deployed to distribute groceries, toiletries and clothing to veterans and their families.

In response to the pandemic and the financial burden it’s placed on so many service men and women the Project Help’s Mobile Closet and Food Pantry, in conjunction with the Newton Food Pantry, the American Legions, VFW and Elks, will be making stops at various sites in Sussex County in September.

There are no strings attached -- just come and get whatever you need. Remember to bring your ID. Family members are also welcome without an ID. Share this information with veterans in your area so they can come and be served. Registration is suggested by either calling 973-875-2068 or registering at

The mission of Project Help is to provide all Veterans and their families the necessary logistics support and financial resources to be professionally and personally successful, and to help those who served make successful transitions from military to civilian careers. They do this through partnerships with corporations, government organizations and other non-profits.

In 2019, after a two-year labor of love, Project Help put its mobile closet, a converted school bus, on the road. Filled with clothing and other essentials the bus brings much needed supplies to veterans across northern New Jersey.

Saturday, September 26

● Franklin, 1 Legion Place, American Legion Post #132, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

● Branchville, 325 Route 206, American Legion Post #157, 2 to 4 p.m.

● Sussex, 152 County Route 565, Elks Lodge #2288, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 27

● Stanhope/Netcong, 119 NJ Route 183, American Legion Post #278, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

● Sparta, 66 Main St., VFW Post #7248, 3 to 5 p.m.