SOMERVILLE – Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia Walsh joined the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women (SCCSW) in presenting hundreds of school supplies to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County as part of the commission’s annual “Project First Class.”  Children of families served by the Food Bank Network are benefiting from the donations again this year. This year more than four boxes of donations were collected at the Warren Township Library.
 
“This is another wonderful outpouring of generosity from individuals and organizations in our community,” said Freeholder Walsh.
 
Backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, glue, paper and binders were among the many items donated at the Board of Freeholders’ Office and County Clerk’s Office in Somerville. Girl Scout Troop 60122 from Hillsborough also took up a school-supplies collection.
 
The SCCSW serves as an advisory board to the Board of Chosen Freeholders to address present and potential needs of women and to develop a greater public awareness of women’s issues.  For more information, email the commission at sccswomen@gmail.com