Food for families in need

From left, adult patient Dion Alston, Salvation Army Morristown CO Walter Droz, adult patient T.J. Christian, adult services instructors Deanna Willard and Claire Torsiello and adult patient Cindy Shanks.

The Salvation Army has been providing social and spiritual services to communities throughout the world since 1886, and it’s particularly known for its food drives. The adult patients at Matheny decided to collect nonperishable food items from Matheny staff members for the Salvation Army New Jersey Division in Morristown’s fall food drive, and Walter Droz, the commanding officer, picked up the donations in late November.

Matheny employees were extremely generous, and the donated food will help many families in Morris County, N.J., enjoy the holiday season. The Morristown Salvation Army office serves 17 communities in Morris and Sussex counties including Mendham, Morris Plains and East Hanover.