The Season of Giving

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Please consider giving to Bentley during the season of giving for your tax-deductible year end generous donation.  You may choose to donate through our website via PayPal on the Donations page or send your generous donation to Bentley Community Services, PO Box 1093, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.  Thank you for your generous donations.

We Wish You a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving

We wish you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.  There is so much to be truly thankful for and the community at Bentley is full of grateful hearts.  Thank you to our volunteers, generous providers and supporters.

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Thoughts of fall
Have led us to
A familiar place
Near our hearts;
Knowing that we’ll
Soon be home to
Give to one another
In our unique ways,
Visiting old places,
Inventing new memories,
Near to each other,
Grateful for life’s bounty.

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National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is November 12-20, 2016

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing hunger and homelessness, and work toward a world where no one has to experience hunger and homelessness. H&H week offers the chance to contribute to a national social movement. Numerous families in our region are struggling to makes ends meet and many are facing foreclosure and eviction.

Please make a difference this year by donating a turkey, fresh produce, non-perishable food products and toiletries to Bentley to help our neighbors in need experiencing financial difficulties in our Central New Jersey communities. Let us know you will be dropping off your donations at our distribution facility located at 4064 Route 1 North, Monmouth Junction, NJ.  Our driveway is a sharp right after a steel guard rail once you pass Autumn Drive traveling Route 1 North from the Whispering Woods Boulevard light.  Please call 908-227-0684 to let us know when you will be coming.  Thank you for your generous donations helping our neighbors in need! We thank you for your giving!

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Providing Access to Healthy Foods, Facilitating Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Weekly shopping to pick up healthy, fresh perishable and non-perishable food provisions and more, offsetting grocery bills weekly as much as we can is what Bentley is about!  Crucial monies that are saved help families on the fast track towards regaining financial stability and security.  Here are examples of shopping carts full of truly incredible and nutritious food provisions and more!

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Bentley Financial Workshop

Informative workshops are held throughout the year for the participant families in the Bentley program on various important topics. New Bentley families are required to attend a financial workshop that covers understanding your finances, maximizing your financial resources, budgeting, controlling spending, how to save crucial dollars, hidden costs and fees to question and avoid, improving credit scores and so much more. Thank you, George for facilitating the workshop!  Excellent workshop where everyone learned so much, as these families move forward towards their goal of financial stability and security.

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A Big Thank You to Bloomberg!

A big thank you to our friends at Bloomberg and the employee work team that came to Bentley with their helping hands to sort and break down the 1,760 lbs. of non-perishable food provisions and toiletries from our successful food drive at ShopRite in Hillsborough! Amazing team work, always truly a pleasure to work alongside them.  This team also helped sort and breakdown the perishable foods arriving at Bentley!  Thank you to our community volunteers always!

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Thank You!

Our recent food drive for non-perishable food provisions and toiletries at ShopRite in Hillsborough was so terrific.  We thank our friends at ShopRite, the shoppers for their generous donations and all of the volunteers for their helping hands.  This collection of non-perishable provisions will help us as we replenish our shelves for weekly distribution to families in our program so they can replenish their shelves in their households. Thank you!

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Thank You, PepsiCo/Quaker Oats!

Gatorade,Tropicana and a multitude of refreshing beverages is at Bentley thanks to a very generous donation from PepsiCo/Quaker Oats!  We are truly blessed and grateful to our friends at PepsiCo/Quaker Oats! As Bentley offsets grocery bills every week by providing diverse food provisions and more for families, these beverages certainly provide additional relief for their households.

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