Help "Curb Hunger" in June when Recycling at Curbside

Help “Curb Hunger” in June when Recycling at Curbside

Posted on May 1, 2017

You can help “curb hunger” in your community!

Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer has announced that the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the county Recycling Center, county and municipal public works crews, the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and Curbing Hunger Inc. are conducting the 23rd Annual Curbing Hunger Month food drive throughout Somerset County.

Orange plastic bags are distributed to all households in May – look for one tied to the handle of your recycling bucket.  Or, you can use any plastic grocery bag – just mark it with the word “Food.”

Please place canned food donations in the bags and leave them at the curb on your regularly scheduled recycling collection days from June 5-30. This gives every household two opportunities to donate. The food is distributed to the Food Bank Network and to other food pantries in the county.

The “most needed” list includes Parmalat milk, canned meat and fish, “meals-in-a-can” such as pasta, stews and meaty soups, canned tomato sauce, canned fruits, and peanut butter and jelly in plastic jars. Perishables and food in glass containers cannot be accepted curbside.

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation may send a check payable to Curbing Hunger, Inc. at P.O. Box 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

There also is an online donation option at   Curbing Hunger Inc. has partnered with Amp Your Good so that anyone can purchase food online and it will be delivered for them directly to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.  The online-donation system includes the option to donate much-needed fresh produce.

Join the #GiveHealthy movement on social media! Let’s get people to donate the kind of food those struggling with hunger really need – healthy food.