Township Residents Can Help Food Bank Through ‘Adopt-A-Family’ Program

Franklin-Township-Food-BanklogoThe Franklin Township Food Bank is one of five beneficiaries of the “Adopt-A-Family” donation program sponsored by the Somerset County Freeholders.

Under the program, residents can donate the cost of a Thanksgiving meal and have it earmarked for a needy township family.

“We often hear that people want to help others within their own community,” Freeholder Patricia Walsh said in a press release about the program. “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, according to the release. Those wishing to donate to Franklin residents can send a check for $40, with “Adopt-A-Family” and “Franklin Township” written on the check’s memo line.

Created by Manville resident Ray Walsh, the program is designed to “make Somerset County the first in New Jersey to feed all of its needy residents,” Walsh said in the release.

Other towns and programs benefiting from the program are:

  • Food Bank Network of Somerset County, P.O. Box 149, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
  • Hillsborough Food Pantry, Attn: Social Services Department, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
  • 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

For more information, call the Franklin Township Food Bank at (732) 246-0009.

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