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

November 9, 2023

It’s Not Too Late to Donate to Adopt-A-Family

Help Feed Families in Need

SOMERVILLE, NJ – It is not too late to donate to Somerset County’s 14th annual Adopt-A-Family (AAF) food drive by sending a check, money order or online payment to any of the participating food banks. Donations will help provide Somerset County’s in-need families with a Thanksgiving meal. The deadline is Saturday, Nov.18.

“Rising food prices and the increasing costs of other essential goods have put a strain on people’s budgets,” said Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “By donating $48 you will help feed a family of up to six. If the suggested amount is too much, any amount will help put some food on a family’s table this Thanksgiving.”

How to Donate

Donors can send money online to the foodbank of their choice but must indicate the donation is for the AAF program. To donate online, click here or go to


To donate by check or money order:

  • Download and complete a donation form
  • On the memo line of the check or money order write Adopt-A-Family and indicate the location of the foodbank (name of town)
  • Postmark donations by Saturday, Nov. 18, so participating organizations can receive the money in time for the Thanksgiving holiday

Participating Food Banks

The Food Bank Network of Somerset County, Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP) and Feeding Hands Inc. serve residents throughout Somerset County, the Franklin and Hillsborough food banks primarily serve residents within those towns.

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