Giving Back

School Supplies Donated to Somerset County Food Bank Network

Displaying some of the hundreds of school supplies donated to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County through the Commission on the Status of Women’s annual “Project First Class” are, left to right, Food Bank Network Executive Director Marie Scannell, Commission members Felecia Nace and Linda Andersen, Commission President Jane O’Donnell and Freeholder and Commission Liaison Patricia Walsh.


SOMERVILLE, NJ - Freeholder Patricia Walsh joined the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women (SCCSW) in presenting hundreds of school supplies to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County as part of the commission’s annual “Project First Class.”  Children of families served by the Food Bank Network are benefiting from the donations again this year.
“This is another wonderful outpouring of generosity from individuals and organizations in our community,” said Freeholder Walsh.
Backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, glue, paper and binders were among the many items donated.  Groups that took up collections this year included the Rotary Club of Plainfield-North Plainfield; the MOMS Club of Bridgewater West; the Community VNA; employees at the Bridgewater Municipal Building; Girl Scout Daisy Troop No. 60318 and Cadette Troop No. 60111, both from Bernardsville; and St. James the Apostle School in Springfield.

The SCCSW serves as an advisory board to the Board of Chosen Freeholders to address present and potential needs of women and to develop a greater public awareness of women’s issues.  For more information, contact Commission Chair Jane O’Donnell at 908-234-9302.
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