Curbing Hunger Helps Feed Families In Need Through Good Deeds
Residents Are Encouraged to Continue Donating Food for Friends and Neighbors In Need
BOUND BROOK, NJ – During the unprecedented healthcare crisis, Curbing Hunger Inc. marked its 26th anniversary of collecting donations for food-insecure Somerset County families. Due to various COVID-related delays, the food drive – usually held in June – was postponed until October. This year, approximately 43,000 pounds of food was collected even though Curbing Hunger’s organizers and residents faced unparalleled challenges.
“We received an extremely significant quantity of food this year despite all the impediments,” said Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “We are grateful to the donors, the county’s recycling and transportation divisions, and all who were involved in this initiative. Food insecurity is not diminishing anytime soon, so I am encouraging residents to continue donating as we enter the new year.”
Residents can donate throughout the year by placing non-perishable items in a plastic bag marked “food” at the curb with their recyclables to be collected on their regularly scheduled pickup dates. Donations are also accepted at the county’s 1st Saturday Drop-Off recycling events.
The county’s recycling division will collect curbside donations and deliver the items to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County for distribution to families in need. For more information about how to donate, visit somersetfoodbank.org
The Food Bank Network of Somerset County is a non-profit organization that distributes food to local food banks located in Somerville, Bound Brook, North Plainfield, and a warehouse in Bridgewater to help food-insecure families who reside in Somerset County.
Curbing Hunger Inc. began as a pilot program in 1995 and has collected approximately 2.5 million pounds of food worth approximately $4 million. The Curbing Hunger Food Drive is sponsored by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the county’s Public Works Department, and the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.
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