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Curbing Hunger Collects Canned Goods at TD Bank Ballpark June 14

Somerset County Freeholder Director Peter Palmer is asking residents to donate canned food at TD Bank Ballpark Wednesday, June 14.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Freeholder Director Peter S. Palmer invites baseball fans to step up to the plate and help the hungry in Somerset County by bringing canned food donations to the June 14 game at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots will play the Long Island Ducks Wednesday starting at 7:05 p.m.  A table staffed by Curbing Hunger Inc. volunteers will be set up near the turnstiles at the ballpark entrance starting at 5:30 p.m.

Anyone bringing at least one can of food will receive a ticket voucher for that night’s game.  Pre-paid ticket holders can redeem the voucher for another game during the 2017 season.

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The food collection at the ballpark is being held as part of the 23rd annual Curbing Hunger Month food drive in Somerset County.  The Somerset County Board of Freeholders has proclaimed June as Curbing Hunger Month and encourages county residents to put canned food donations in plastic bags at the curb on their regular recycling days throughout the month.

Donated food goes to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County, the Franklin Township Food Bank and other local food pantries.  There also is an easy online-donation option at

For information about the June 14 food collection at the ballpark, call the Somerset Patriots at (908) 252-0700 or contact Curbing Hunger Inc. President Chuck Knill at (908) 344-5571.

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