Branchburg Rotary donation helps local food bank
“This generous donation made possible by our Rotary member and the Elk of the year Mr. Joe Horner.  This donation will help us another step closer in helping to end hunger in our community,” John Shockley, President of the Rotary Club, said. “We’re excited that this program will help support the End hunger project in our community.” 
Branchburg Rotary donation helps local food bank
 
“This generous donation made possible by our Rotary member and the Elk of the year Mr. Joe Horner.  This donation will help us another step closer in helping to end hunger in our community,” John Shockley, President of the Rotary Club, said. “We’re excited that this program will help support the End hunger project in our community.” 
Childhood hunger is a national problem. It occurs when children receive insufficient food on a regular basis. After a while, these children also experience “fear of hunger” that affects their behavior as much as physical hunger affects their body. End Hunger project in collaboration with the Somerset Food Bank, provides a bag filled with food items to these children to sustain them over the weekend. In doing so, the children’s nutritional needs can be met week to week. To learn more about Somerset County Food Bank, visit www.somersetfoodbank.org.
“Resources are becoming scarcer, unemployment is becoming more evident and benefits are running out for families,” The Food Bank Network of Somerset County Executive Director Marie Scannell said of the covid-19 impacts on the program.
A $5,000 donation from Rotary came in the nick of time, Scannell said, to restock the shelves and meet the needs of the community going into the fall.
The Branchburg Rotary has been regularly supporting the local food bank, founded in 1988 and operating on the motto of “Service Above Self.” Visit Branchburg Rotary at www.branchubrgrotary.org, if you like to help with our community projects. In these moments where our lives have been on hold, quarantined in our homes and separated from everything that has ever felt normal, we have to find those connections.
 
John Shockley said local food programs have provided essential support, many not skipping a day since the pandemic began in spring.
 “Having the support of the Branchburg Rotary has been crucial to ensuring that everyone in need is receiving food during this crisis,” Scannell said.
 
 
   
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