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Lambertville Food Pantry unveils new name, new location, branding contest

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The Lambertville Food Pantry has a new name, a new location, and soon – a new logo.

Now known as the Delaware Valley Food Pantry (DVFP), the organization has served food insecure residents in the area for more than 60 years.

While the pantry has been located in a building at St. John the Evangelist Church’s complex on Bridge Street, it will be moving soon to the CVS shopping center on Cherry Street, at the other end of town.

“We recently created a new organizational structure, which will carry out our mission more effectively. Our new location is one and a half times the size of our current building, and we are excited to be renovating and creating a more spacious site to continue to serve the community, with our new name,” said Joe McGrath, the pantry’s director of operations.

The Delaware Valley Food Pantry currently provides food to between 1,000 and 1,200 needy members of the community monthly. It is the largest and longest serving food pantry in the Lambertville-New Hope region.

With its impending move, DVFP is holding a contest to create a new logo for the organization. Open to any and all artists/graphic designers who are interested in helping the pantry create a new look for its new location, the winner of the contest will receive a cash prize of $500 through ShopRite of Hunterdon County, longtime pantry supporters.

“We hope the contest will help highlight the artistic resources of this special community. We are grateful to ShopRite for underwriting our contest and offering a cash prize as an added incentive to help the organization,” McGrath said.

Artists/designers should keep the following in mind in designing their logos: the pantry provides nutritious food for needy people (children, the aged, handicapped, unemployed); it is located in Lambertville, N.J., near the Delaware River and the Lambertville-New Hope bridge. The organization is volunteer-based and is supported by the community and donations.

Pdfs of logo submissions may be emailed to cj.lonoff@yahoo.com. The deadline for submissions is May 31. Judges will include members of the pantry board, professional designers and local notables. The winner will be announced in early June.

The Delaware Valley Food Pantry receives food for distribution from Norwescap, Rolling Harvest, Giant, Jamie Hollander, Wawa, the Boy Scouts, local religious organizations, area charities and through the generosity of caring community members.

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