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


October 19, 2021

Somerset County Seeking Donations for Adopt-A-Family Program

Residents Can Help Feed Families In-Need This Thanksgiving

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Due to the pandemic and Hurricane Ida, many Somerset County families are struggling to make ends meet. Residents can help feed their neighbors in need this Thanksgiving by donating $45 or any amount to the 12th annual Adopt-A-Family program. According to the New Jersey Department of Health, in 2019 approximately 17,000 Somerset County residents were food insecure before COVID and Ida.

Last year Adopt-A-Family raised almost $55,000, which helped provide almost 1,200 people with a Thanksgiving meal. This Thanksgiving, participating organizations hope to feed more families through the help of generous Somerset County residents who donate through the Adopt-A-Family program.

Residents who would like to donate can send a check, money order, or donate online to any participating organization. Checks should be postmarked by Saturday, Nov. 20. Donors who pay by check should write Adopt-A-Family on the memo line of their check and enclose a completed Adopt-A-Family donation form with the check. To print an Adopt-A-Family form, visit For more information about the Adopt-A-Family program, go to

Checks should be made payable to any of the following participating non-profit organizations:


  • Hillsborough Food Pantry
    Attn: Social Services Department, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough, NJ 08844
  • Reformed Church of Bound Brook
    P.O. Box 347, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

Somerset County Board of Commissioners and Adopt-A-Family

Since 2010, the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners has been supporting the

Adopt-A-Family program by helping to raise approximately $211,000. In 2020, participating non-profit organizations received a total of $54,758 through the Adopt-A-Family program.

Participating Non-Profit Organizations

The Food Bank Network and Feeding Hands Inc. serve residents throughout Somerset County. The Franklin and Hillsborough programs primarily serve residents within those towns, and the Reformed Church serves both Bound Brook and South Bound Brook.

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