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Somerset County library staff donate food, school supplies to Food Bank Network of Somerset County

In response to the community need, staff from the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) donated non-perishable food items and school supplies to The Food Bank Network of Somerset County.


“Libraries are all about sharing and I couldn’t be more proud to work with such a fine and generous staff,” County Library Administrator Brian Auger said in a prepared statement on Oct. 21. “The Library System’s drop offs have been a reliable and significant source for the food bank for the last decade. Even during these trying times caused by the pandemic, Library staff rose to the occasion and made contributions from their own resources.”


Library System staff donated approximately 1,000 pounds of food, 10 boxes of school supplies, and 100 backpacks to the organization, according to the statement.


“The Food Bank Network of Somerset County regularly services 350 families, but that number has nearly doubled this year due to the impact of the pandemic,” SCLSNJ Operations Supervisor Edith Lit said in the statement. “For the 10th year, SCLSNJ staff was able to continue the Library System’s mission to help those in need through their dedication to give back. Because of our staff’s donations, hundreds of families will have school supplies for their children and food on the table.”


For more information or to donate, visit somersetfoodbank.org.

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