News from the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners
Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director | Sara Sooy, Commissioner Deputy Director
Melonie Marano, Commissioner | Paul Drake, Commissioner | Doug Singleterry, Commissioner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2021
Project First Class Donors Get an A+ for Generosity
School Supplies Are Donated to Somerset County Families In-Need
SOMERVILLE, NJ – Recently, the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners, the Recycling Division, the county’s Sheriff’s Office and the Foodbank Network of Somerset County sponsored Project First Class, the annual donation drive to collect school supplies for students of county families who are in-need.
“The pandemic has impacted so many families in the county, and the cost of school supplies are even higher than last year,” said Somerset County Commissioner Deputy Director Sara Sooy. “For families who are struggling, receiving these gifts through Project First Class means the world.”
The donations were collected at the Somerset County Administration Building, and the Somerset County First Saturday Drop-off then delivered to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County where items have been distributed directly to families and students.
Food Bank Network of Somerset County
The Food Bank Network of Somerset County is a charitable, not-for-profit organization, which receives funding through donations provided by individuals, families, philanthropic organizations, businesses and corporations.
Somerset County Board of County Commissioners
Somerset County is governed and managed by the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners, which consists of five members who are elected each year and serve three-year terms. Essential services provided by Somerset County government include higher education, road and bridge maintenance, curbside recycling, parks and recreation, employment training, social services, recording of deeds and wills and much more.