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Donations Sought for Adopt-A-Family Program to Provide Thanksgiving Meals

You can help provide a Thanksgiving meal for a needy family in Somerset County through the seventh annual Adopt-A-Family program.

“We often hear that people want to help others within their own community,” Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh said. “This is a perfect way for residents to earmark donations to help feed needy families in their own or neighboring towns.” The program has collected $77,669 in donations since its inception in 2010.

The estimated cost of a Thanksgiving meal for a family of four is $40.  Anyone wishing to donate may send a check to any of the following local programs:

  • Food Bank Network of Somerset County, P.O. Box 149, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
  • Franklin Township Food Bank, P.O. Box 333, Somerset, NJ 08875-0333
  • Feeding Hands Inc., Emmanuel Church, 100 Grant Ave., Somerville, NJ 08876
  • Hillsborough Food Pantry, Attn: Social Services Department, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
  • North Plainfield FISH, Holy Cross Church, 40 Mercer Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060
  • Reformed Church of Bound Brook, P.O Box 347, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
  • Samaritan Homeless Interim Program Inc. (SHIP), 87 E. High St., Somerville, NJ 08876

On the memo line of your check, write Adopt-A-Family and the name of the town where you wish your donation to go.  If $40 is difficult for you, any amount will be gratefully accepted.  The Food Bank Network and SHIP serve residents throughout Somerset County; the Franklin, Hillsborough and North Plainfield programs primarily serve residents within those respective towns; Feeding Hands Inc. serves the Somerville area; and the Reformed Church serves both Bound Brook and South Bound Brook.

For more information, call the Food Bank Network at (732) 560-1813, the Franklin Township Food Bank at (732) 246-0009, Feeding Hands Inc. at (908) 397-6452, the Hillsborough Social Services Department at (908) 369-3880, North Plainfield FISH at (908) 561-9340, the Reformed Church of Bound Brook at (732) 356-9345 or SHIP at (908) 393-9545.  Go to http://bit.ly/2016AdoptFamily  to complete and print the donation form.