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11/9/2015 - Adopt-A-Family Program to Aid Needy Residents - Donations Sought to Provide Thanksgiving Meals
There’s still time to donate to the Adopt-A-Family program that will help provide Thanksgiving meals for needy families in Somerset County.

“We often hear that people want to help others within their own community,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia Walsh. “This is a perfect way for residents to earmark donations to help feed needy families in their own or neighboring towns.”

The estimated cost of a Thanksgiving meal 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
  • Hillsborough Food Pantry, Attn: Social Services Department, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
  • Fish of North Plainfield, Holy Cross Church, 40 Mercer Avenue, North Plainfield, NJ 07060
  • Reformed Church of Bound Brook, Main Street & Clinton Street, 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; 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, the Hillsborough Social Services Department at (908) 369-3880, Fish of North Plainfield at (908) 561-9340, the Reformed Church of Bound Brook at (732) 356-9345 or SHIP at (908) 393-9545. Go to to complete and print the donation form.

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