June is Curbing Hunger Month

Posted on May 30, 2019

LOOK FOR ORANGE BAGS ON YOUR CURBSIDE RECYCLING CONTAINER
OR USE REGULAR PLASTIC BAGS MARKED “FOOD”

25th Annual Curbing Hunger Month Food Drive

According to Feeding America, there are more than 20,000 food-insecure families in Somerset County. That means that these families do not have consistent access to food.

What can you do to help? It’s easy: Just use the orange plastic bags that have been distributed to all households in May – look for a bag tied to the handle of your recycling bucket. Place canned food in the bag at the curb on your regularly scheduled collection day; or, use any plastic grocery bag and just mark it with the word “Food.”

Food donations will be collected on your town’s regularly scheduled recycling days from June 3 to June 28; this allows every household two opportunities to donate food. Donations will be distributed to the Food Bank Network and 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 will not be accepted.

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 is also an option to donate online at www.CurbingHunger2019.orgCurbing Hunger Inc. has partnered with Amp Your Good so that anyone can purchase fruits and/or vegetables online, which will be delivered directly to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County.

Let’s get people to donate fresh food for those who are struggling with hunger. Join the #GiveHealthy movement on social media!

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Source: Somerset County Office of Public Info