BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has launched a web portal that will allow businesses and individuals to donate to the SCBP Foundation to support the COVID-19 relief effort.

All funds raised will be used to purchase food from local restaurants that will be delivered to medical and administrative staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset in Somerville, local healthcare workers, and emergency response providers.

“Our healthcare workers are on the front line, putting in an incredible number of hours to ensure that members of our community receive the best care possible. To help alleviate some of the stress on these individuals and their families we are asking for donations to provide wholesome meals that will be purchased from local restaurants,” said Chris Edwards, president/CEO of the SCBP,

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Edwards explained that the SCBP Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization and 100 percent of the funds donated will be used to purchase meals from local SCBP restaurant partners and delivered to RWJUH/Somerset healthcare workers, staff, and others. All donations are tax deductible. Edwards suggests employers match their employees' gifts.

The web portal is available at http://www.scbp.org/food-donations-covid-19).

For information on the programs and activities of the SCBP, visit www.scbp.org, email cedwards@scbp.org, or call 908-218-4300.

Founded in 1919, the Somerset County Business Partnership has evolved to meet community business needs over its 100-year history, serving as Somerset County's regional Chamber of Commerce.  The SCBP serves over 815 members and represents over 70,000 employees in Somerset County.