BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Girl Scout Troop 60881 is working with Eisenhower Intermediate, Hillside Intermediate and Van Holten Primary schools to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need.

They are inviting all of Somerset County to partner with them to meet the needs of the community, and allow groups and individuals to engage in a service project. The more items collected, the more schools they can support.

The administration from the schools will work with the families in need, but the names of those families will remain confidential.

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Troop members will be decorating and delivering baskets to the schools. Only non-perishable items will be accepted, as well as a $25 gift cards to purchase more items, and they must all be dropped off to 376 Van Holten Road, Bridgewater, labeled Thanksgiving Meal Collection, by Nov. 22.

Anyone who signs up to participate is committing to drop off items and the gift card.

Items needed include sweet or white potatoes; stuffing; canned vegetables; salad fixings; canned cranberry sauce; gravy; and dessert.

To sign up to participate, visit