Somerset County Residents Can Help 'Curb Hunger'
For the 19th consecutive year, the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, the county Recycling Center, county and municipal public works crews, the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and Curbing Hunger Inc. are conducting the Curbing Hunger food drive throughout Somerset County.
Orange plastic bags are distributed to all households in May – look for one tied to the handle of your recycling bucket. Or, you can use any plastic grocery bag – just mark it with the word “Food.”
Please place canned food donations in the bags and leave them at the curb on your regularly scheduled recycling collection days from June 3-28. This gives every household two opportunities to donate. The food is distributed to the Food Bank Network and to other food pantries in the county.
The “most needed” list includes Parmalat milk, canned meat and fish, “meals-in-a-can” such as pasta, stews and meaty soups, canned tomato sauce, canned fruits, and peanut butter and jelly in plastic jars. Perishables and food in glass containers cannot be accepted.
Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation may send a check payable to Curbing Hunger, Inc. at P.O. Box 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. This year there is a new online donation option at www.yougivegoods.com