Xander Bossone from Manasquan didn't want a birthday party. Instead, he wanted to help kids who don't get to eat three meals a day.

So three birthdays ago he decided that instead of getting birthday presents, he wanted his family and friends to help him fill a truck with food for The Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Over the past two years, Xander has collected over 11,000 pounds of food and about $3,000 in cash to help the food bank.

The 3rd annual area-wide "Fill A Truck" food drive will take place this Sunday, December 16th, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Manasquan Acme parking lot at the corner of Rt. 71 and East Main Street. Bring some non-perishables or a cash donation and help Xander fill the truck!

For more information: fillatruck@optonline.lnet