Over 28,000 Pounds Already Raised In Effort To Reach 50,000 Pound Goal
Curbing Hunger began in 1995 to meet the urgent need for food during the summer months when food bank stocks often get depleted. This year, as part of their campaign, they are partnering with YouGiveGoods so that people can purchase food online to donate to the campaign. In addition, groups get set up their own online drive to support the campaign. The groups that have done this include St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, St. John on the Mountain, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church-Gladstone, and Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.. Collectively, the online campaign has already raised over 4,400 pounds in support of The Food Bank Network of Somerset County. Curbing Hunger has raised a total of 28,000 pounds of food so far; more than halfway toward it’s 50,000 pound goal.
Curbing Hunger President, Chuck Knill, said, “We decided to add the online portion of the campaign this year in hopes of increasing participation and we’re glad to see that it is. It’s given us a terrific boost.”
The organizations involved in this year’s Curbing Hunger campaign strongly believe in giving back to the community and assisting those who are in need. They recognize that over 897,000 people in New Jersey are living below the poverty level. In response to this startling statistic, Curbing Hunger plans to raise as much food as they can for The Food Bank Network of Somerset County and their battle against summer hunger. They are well on their way, but need more help, as summer is the season where food pantry shelves are the most bare.
Anyone can get involved with the cause that Curbing Hunger is supporting by clicking here. Food can be purchased online to donate to the Drive. Simply choose the organization you’d like to donate on behalf of and check out. Once the campaign is over, YouGiveGoods will deliver the items to The Food Bank Network of Somerset County and supporters will receive an e-mail to let them know when the goods have been delivered. Thank you for helping the hungry!