Pitman restaurant getting a head start on Thanksgiving plans

    Four months from yesterday, Pitman restaurant owner Ron Zold plans to serve 800 free meals.

    Zold, who owns Venice Italian Eatery & Pizza, will continue his tradition of providing Thanksgiving meals to those in need around South Jersey. He’s already started planning.

    Zold told the Gloucester County Times he wants to get the word out early so he can find enough people in need to share the food. Last year’s deliveries spanned seven municipalities and into nearby counties, totaling 700 lbs. of turkey,  24 pans of stuffing and 80 pies for about 400 people.

    Leftovers were dropped off at police stations for the officers, and for the people on their beats who might also need a meal. Stop by the restaurant if you want to get involved.

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