SOMERVILLE, NJ - As the public healthcare crisis continues to impact the Somerset County community, job loss has become a harsh reality for many families. In response to this emergency, the executive leaders at Curbing Hunger, Inc., a community-based food bank program, have partnered with Amp Your Good to launch an emergency online food drive.

“Nutritious food is vital for maintaining one’s health and wellbeing,” said Somerset County Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “While the county is taking the necessary efforts to contain the coronavirus, we are concerned that it will be difficult for families to make ends meet and get healthy food on the table. Curbing Hunger and The Somerset County Food Bank Network are available to help.”

“Please support your neighbors who are being impacted by this pandemic,” said Curbing Hunger, Inc. president Chuck Knill.  “Your donations will help ensure that low-income and vulnerable populations have access to nutritious food.”

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Donating online is simple, to purchase food visit https://bit.ly/CurbingHungerEmergency. Goods will be delivered directly to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and shared with other food banks and pantries in the area.

While adhering to guidelines mandated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The Food Bank Network of Somerset County will continue to distribute food and other basic items to help meet the needs of those less fortunate during the COVID-19 crisis.

The food bank is located at 9 Easy St., Bound Brook (off of Chimney Rock Road, near the UPS facility), and is open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. For more information, call 732-560-1813 or visit the website at https://bit.ly/SomersetFoodBank. Visit the food bank’s Facebook page at https://bit.ly/SCFoodBankFacebook

The Food Bank Network of Somerset County is incorporated as a charitable, not-for-profit organization. The majority of donations are provided by individuals, families, philanthropic organizations, businesses and corporations of all sizes.  To donate, visit https://bit.ly/SomersetFoodBank.

Curbing Hunger Inc. provides food for the hungry by collecting and donating food during times of the year when supplies are low. The program also helps food banks, pantries and other entities start hunger programs. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/CurbingHunger2020 .