SOMERVILLE, NJ - Families who were struggling this year were able to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner through the Adopt-A-Family program promoted by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Seven agencies participated in the program, including the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program in Somerville.

“This year we received much-needed support from our residents,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia Walsh. “Thank you for helping Somerset County families who are in need have a Thanksgiving dinner!” 

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A $40 donation, or any amount, was requested to provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family of four. Donors were able to designate which town their donation would go to, if they wished. 

The Food Bank Network of Somerset County received donations of $1,520.00; the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, $6,614.00; the Hillsborough Food Pantry, $5,296.76; Feeding Hands Inc., $6,463.00; the Franklin Food Bank, $820.00; the Reformed Church of Bound Brook Food Ministries, $980.00; and The Salvation Army received $220.00 for a  total of $21,913.76. 

Since 2010, the Adopt-A-Family program has raised over $159,000.