Adopt-a-Family 2015

Posted on November 5, 2015

There is still time to donate to the Adopt-a-Family program that will provide a full Thanksgiving meal to a family of four in need for a donation of $40.


To donate, please download, save, and type into this Full Fillable Form – Click HERE.


“We often hear that people want to help others within their own community,” said Freeholder 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.

The Adopt-A-Family program was created by Ray Walsh of Manville (no relation to Freeholder Walsh).  “Our local food banks have seen a tremendous increase in the number of people seeking help during the past few years due to the recession,” Mr. Walsh said.  “The goal of the Adopt-A-Family program is to make Somerset County the first in New Jersey to feed all of its needy residents.”

Source: Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders