News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director Ÿ Doug Singleterry, Commissioner Deputy Director

Sara Sooy, Commissioner Ÿ Melonie Marano, Commissioner Ÿ Paul M. Drake, Commissioner

For Immediate Release

May 25, 2023

Help Curb Hunger, Donate to Curbing Hunger Month in June

SOMERVILLE, NJ – June is Curbing Hunger Month, and this year marks the 29th anniversary of the Curbing Hunger Inc. food drive when the non-profit organization collects food donations for Somerset County families in need. The Food Bank Network of Somerset County, serving more than 24,000 families each year, receives the donations and distributes food to food-bank clients and other local food pantries.

“During the summer months food supplies are low because school lunch programs close and there are no holiday food drives. The county sponsors the food drive to help alleviate this shortage,” said Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “We are extremely grateful for the generous residents who donate to the program.”

Curbing Hunger Night at TD Bank Ballpark, Tuesday, May 30
Baseball fans can watch an exciting baseball game between the Portland Sea Dogs and the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark and donate to Curbing Hunger on Tuesday, May 30. Donators can drop off canned goods at the entrance of the ballpark where Curbing Hunger, Inc. representatives will be to collect donations.

How to Donate
Donating is easy. Look for an orange plastic bag tied to the handle of your county recycling bin – or if you do not receive an orange bag, use any plastic grocery bag and write the word “food” on it. Place canned food donations in one or more bags at the curb on your regularly scheduled recycling collection days from June 1 through 30. Watch the video.

“Donating online is a healthy alternative for people that don’t want to donate with their recycling. Just visit our website to select fresh fruits and vegetables, and the produce will be delivered directly to the Food Bank Network,” said Curbing Hunger Board President Chuck Knill. “We are grateful for any donations; whichever way people choose to donate.”

Online Donations
Donate online to have food delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. To donate, click here or visit

Monetary Donations
Send a check made payable to Curbing Hunger, Inc. at 140 South Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.

About Curbing Hunger, Inc.
In 1995, Curbing Hunger Inc. began as a pilot program in Somerset County and since then has expanded to several other counties in New Jersey. Curbing Hunger Month is made possible by the Somerset County Board of Commissioners, the Food Bank Network of Somerset CountyFranklin Township Food Bank, Somerset County Public Works Department, TD Bank Ballpark and Curbing Hunger, Inc.

Other supporters include the Crenel Family Foundation, the Courier NewsSt. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Basking RidgeAmp Your Good and #Give Healthy.


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