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New Jersey softball teams aim once again to strike out hunger


Softball players from Milford, Frenchtown, Holland and Alexandria, N.J., who competed against each other May 4 for area pantries, have come together to form one team to play Shop Rite of Clinton for a great cause: to help fight for the 8,000 in Hunterdon County considered “food insecure.”

As the Alexandria Autumn Fest entertains families with all day food, games and music from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12,, two softball teams will take the Alexandria field at 4 p.m. for a pick-up game. The goal is to continue to raise awareness and collect food and funds for neighbors. The first pitch will be thrown by Alexandria Mayor Michelle Garay.

“Strike Out Hunger, NJ” formed a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization in 2019, but is by no means new to this mission. Softball Teams Milford Mayhem and Frenchtown Frenzy have been playing for the pantries since 2014, when Milford resident Bob White challenged Frenchtown Mayor Warren Cooper to a friendly competition, which has now evolved into a tournament, and has since raised over 6,000 pounds of food and $6,000 for the pantries.

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