WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Turtle Back Zoo was recently recognized by the Community FoodBank of NJ for donating almost 25 tons of non-perishable food. The 49,078 pounds of non-perishable food was collected during the 2015 Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular, a six-week event that ran from the day after Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day at Turtle Back Zoo. Presenting the award to County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr., center right, is Tim Vogel, center left, director of food sourcing at the Community FoodBank. Gathered around them are employees of Turtle Back Zoo.
Photo Courtesy of Glen Frieson