SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Leadership Somerset Program is raising funds for an upgrade at the women's kitchen in the Agape House to better provide a nutritional program for those who live there.

Leadership Somerset works to create an active network of informed concerned leaders who are committed to improving quality of life in the community. Every year, participants complete a class project that gives back to the community.

This year, the class of 2018 is working to upgrade the women's kitchen in the Agape House, while also designing a nutritional cooking program through a partnership with Healthier Somerset, Zufall Health, Shop Rite and/or the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School.

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The project is expected to be completed by Oct. 31.

The Agape House is a 54-bed emergency housing program that provides temporary housing, clothing, transportation, child enrichment programs and 24-hour staff support.

Donations to the project are appreciated, and monetary donations will be used to purchase project materials like kitchenware, flooring material and a 30-inch white gas range/microwave.

There are a number of options for making a donation, including online at http://www.voadv.org, or by sending a check to Volunteers of America of Delaware Valley, with "Agape House - Healthy Living" in the memo).