Dermer Dreams

New Jersey Captain Signups

Late sign ups - If you sign Up for Our Next Drive, you are required to pick up your bags & flyers in Fair Haven, NJ. We will send you the address to pick up the items.

Next New Jersey Drive
Saturday, May 18th 2024

Drop Sites

Central New Jersey Drop Site:
Fair Haven Fire House
645 River Road, Fair Haven, NJ 07704

Southern New Jersey Drop Site:
Community FoodBank of New Jersey
6735 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Twp. NJ 08234

Northern New Jersey Drop Site:
Community FoodBank of New Jersey
31 Evans Terminal, Hillside NJ 07205

How It Works

Earn 10 Community Service Hours!

Create & Manage your own food drive.

  • Students sign up as a Neighborhood Captain.
  • Dermer Dreams delivers 100 donation bags to the captain 2 weeks before the food drive.
  • The captain creates their strategy and distributes the bags one week before the food drive.
  • On the date of the food drive, the student, along with a parent or adult, picks up the donations and deliver them to the Dermer Dreams drop site.
  • Upon delivery, the captain receives a certificate for 10 Hours of Community Service.


It is the Neighborhood Captain’s job to manage the program from start to finish.

Strategies to consider:

Use the ideas below and others you come up with to create the best strategy to collect as much food as possible.

  • Use Venmo to raise money to go shopping and fill a portion of your bags.
  • Give bags to family members & friends.
  • Give multiple bags to people you know.  For example, give 3 bags to 33 people you know instead of giving 100 bags to people you do not know.
  • Include a personal note inside of the bag. It could be the reason why you want to help people who are less fortunate.
  • Offer personal pick-up times where the person can text you to pick up.


Be Creative and Design the best strategy for you!


See how this student used Venmo to fill bags!