Sat Oct 31st — Work Out for Free at Maplewood Boot Camps and Help a Local Family in Need!

Work out for free and help a local family in need at Maplewood Boot Camp’s Halloween Pumpkin Workout to Benefit MEND!!

Next Sat, Oct 31st, you can attend Maplewood Boot Camps for free with the donation of a pantry food item or a gently used coat. All donations will benefit MEND, which stands for Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity, and will be delivered to 15 MEND pantries that serve those in need in Essex County on Nov 14th.

In Essex County, more than 111,000 people live below the poverty level, and more than 35,000 of those are children, so please join us for what is sure to be the most unique workout of your life, all done to support families in need in our area.

At this special Halloween Boot Camp, campers will work out with pumpkins and hay bales in a special Halloween themed routine and those who come in a (workout friendly) Halloween costume will be entered to win a free month of unlimited boot camp (a $367 value) which will be awarded to the camper with the best costume!

No need to sign up ahead of time, just come to Memorial Field at 8:30 am on Sat. Oct 31st with your donation!

Suggested pantry items to donate are below.

REQUESTED FOOD ITEMS

Please avoid glass and perishable items

BREAKFAST ITEMS
Cereal
Oatmeal
Breakfast bars
Raisins
Powdered, canned and evaporated milk

CANNED FOODS
Fruit (regular and low-sugar)
Vegetables
Pasta sauce
Beans
Soups (canned or dry)
Canned meats (tuna, spam, chicken breast)
Canned meals (spaghetti, chili, hash, stew)

BEVERAGES
Protein supplement drinks (Ensure)
100% juice boxes
Coffee, tea, hot cocoa

DRY FOODS
Peanut butter
Jelly
Powdered milk
Cake or muffin mix
Taco dinner boxes
Dried beans
Lentils
Brown rice
Pasta
Raisins

Dried fruit

TOILETRIES
Shampoo
Conditioner
Feminine products
Toothpaste

BABY ITEMS
Baby food
Formula
Diapers
Wipes
Rice cereal
Baby shampoo

WINTER COATS
Please donate any gently used winter coats (for adults or children)

Click here for more information on MEND and the pantries they serve.

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