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


Somerset County Seeks Donations for Adopt-A-Family Program to Help Feed Families In Need This Thanksgiving


SOMERVILLE, NJ – Residents can help feed their neighbors in need by donating to the 14th annual Adopt-A-Family program. A donation of $48 will feed a family of up to six, but any donation amount will be gratefully accepted. In 2021, there were approximately 17,000 Somerset County food-insecure residents according to Feeding Due to the rising cost of food, the number of Somerset County families struggling to make ends meet will likely not decrease.

Last year, Adopt-A-Family raised more than $26,000, which helped provide hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to in-need families. This Thanksgiving, participating organizations hope to feed even more families to meet the needs of so many with the help of generous donations through the Adopt-A-Family program.

How to Donate

Residents can donate by sending a check or money order to any participating organization. Donors who pay by check should write “Adopt-A-Family” on the memo line and enclose a completed donation form in an envelope with their check. Donations postmarked by Saturday, Nov. 18, will help the most amount of people. To print an Adopt-A-Family form and view the mailing addresses, or donate via a QR code click on AAF2023.

Online donations will also be accepted. To learn how to donate online and for more information about the Adopt-A-Family program, visit AAF2023OnlineDonations.

About the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners and Adopt-A-Family

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

Adopt-A-Family program by helping to raise almost $300,000. In 2021, participating non-profit organizations received $26,245 through the Adopt-A-Family program.

About Participating Non-Profit Organizations

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


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