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Bentley Community Services to participate in Stop & Shop Community Bag Program at Summerfield Boulevard location

Bentley Community Services (BCS) has been selected as a beneficiary of the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program at Stop & Shop, 24 Summerfield Blvd., Dayton section of South Brunswick, for May.

BCS is a non-profit providing for families, seniors and individuals in need by creating access to fresh, healthy foods weekly, offsetting/eliminating weekly grocery bills so they can be self-sufficient. The center is located in South Brunswick but services the greater Central Jersey area.

The Stop & Shop Community Bag Program features the reusable Community Bag with a special tag attached to it that allows customers to direct a donation to a non-profit of their choice upon purchase. BCS will receive a $1 donation every time the reusable Community Bag ($2.50) is purchased at the Dayton location during May, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag.

“We certainly are grateful and honored to be the recipient organization and we thank Stop & Shop for nominating us,” Dorothy Stearns-Holmes, executive director of BCS, said in a prepared statement. “The generous donations will truly help and go to direct services for clientele families of our program”.

Now in its seventh year of operation, BCS has been helping families in financial crisis regain self-sufficiency by providing a full range of high quality grocery provisions and more each week, supplementing income and offsetting grocery bills. Bentley has distributed more than 1.7. million pounds to date. As their main grocer, Bentley creates access to healthy foods, facilitating healthy diets and nutrition so families benefit weekly from full shopping carts, feeding their families healthy and nutritious foods from the major food groups and more, according to the statement.

The crucial monies that families save are applied toward paying their monthly bills and expenses, reducing debt, medical bills or making much needed repairs as these families work toward financial stability and security, according to the statement.

Bentley also offers educational and informational workshops throughout the year facilitated by professionals.

BCS is located at 4064 Route 1 in Monmouth Junction. For more information, call 908-227-0684, or visit www.bentleycommunityservices.org or www.facebook.com/bentleycommunityservices/

For more information on the Stop & Shop Community Bag Program, visit stopandshop.bags4mycause.com.

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