‘Adopt-A-Family’ Program Donates $810 To Franklin Food Bank

The Franklin Food Bank recently received an $810 donation from the Somerset County Adopt-A-Family program.

In all, $18,434 was raised and donated to needy Somerset County families, according to a press release about the program.

The program is promoted by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and mayors in the county’s 21 towns, according to the release.

In addition to the Franklin Food Bank, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program received $7,489 in donations; the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, $3,875; the Hillsborough Food Pantry, $2,890; Feeding Hands Inc., $2,020; the Reformed Church of Bound Brook Food Ministries, $950, and FISH of North Plainfield, $400, according to the release.

A $40 donation, or any amount, was requested to provide a Thanksgiving meal to a family of four. Donors could designate which town their donation would go to, if they wished. The amount collected this year provided holiday meals to 460 families.

“This year we saw another tremendous outpouring of support from our residents,” Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh said in the release. “Thank you, thank you, thank you for making so many families in Somerset County able to share a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving dinner!”

Since 2010, the Adopt-A-Family program has raised over $96,000, she said.


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