We are extremely grateful for all generous provisions we receive from all of our generous providers each week. Most of what we receive is fresh, perishable, wholesome, nourishing and nutritious foods. We are grateful!
We received fresh plumcots from Trader Joe’s which is a hybrid between a plum and apricot. Delicious! Grateful! Blessed!
In June, our summer intern Nick arrived to help at Bentley. After training and introducing him to our generous providers, Nick became our driver picking up generous provisions in our recently donated box truck. Nick also helped load and unload, sort, pick and place provisions away, broke down the cardboard boxes, stocked shelves, worked with pallets of beverages and other assorted work. We will miss Nick as he will be going back to college. Just when he has mastered everything! Thank you, Nick, for your dedication and helping hands. We will miss you! Nick wrote a blog below:
“I graduated from Hillsborough High school in 2014. I am currently going to Eastern Michigan University where I am studying health and physical education and special education and will be a sophomore this fall. I am also on the cross country and indoor/outdoor track team. Bentley has really opened my eyes to the things that are going on in our community that you normally wouldn’t think are happening. Every day I leave Bentley, I leave with the feeling of knowing I am helping families who really need it. That is one of the most rewarding feelings you could have”.
We are in need of additional volunteers to help at our warehouse distribution facility doing various tasks associated with generous food provisions coming in to help sort, pick, pack and place in cold storage equipment, to store and place on the shelves. This is necessary weekly to get ready for distribution to participant families in the Bentley program.
Volunteers are needed to help distribute certain products to families when they come to pickup provisions and shop during specific hours during the week. Please contact us at 908-227-0684. We certainly are grateful for the helping hands of all volunteers who do such a great job!
A work team from Insmed came out after the rains on a spectacular Thursday to glean vegetables at Norz Hill Farm. Thank you so much for your helping hands in filling up the bushel baskets with farm, fresh produce! We certainly are thankful to Insmed and Norz Hill Farm.
We certainly are so grateful for the farm, fresh produce from our generous provider Von Thun Farm. Ed and James are helping to prepare and pack delicious, generous provisions of produce to us so the participant families and their children can eat and enjoy fresh, nourishing and nutritious vegetables and fruits. Thank you!
Without a large transportation vehicle and a driver, provisions cannot get from Point A to Point B. We pickup on a weekly schedule from our generous providers donated surplus provisions personally and we know first hand what takes place in traveling to the providers, loading the truck with generous provisions, driving to other pickups, loading the truck and driving back to the facility where it is unloaded. Then, each crate, box, pallet or bag is broken down, sorted, packed and placed to where it needs to be: refrigerator, freezer, shelves or stored.
Bentley donates its surplus to other agencies in our region, re-distributing generous provisions to their at-risk vulnerable populations. These agencies pickup generous provisions at our warehouse distribution facility and their drivers travel to our location in their truck and load the generous provisions. Without these drivers doing this work, provisions cannot be picked up and transported back to the agency. These drivers play a very important role in the process.
We give recognition to these drivers that are hard-working, dedicated to their work, their charitable organization and who are kind, personable and thankful. We are certainly thankful to know them and are honored and privileged to serve.
A work team from Bristol Myers-Squibb joined us at Norz Hill Farm all day to help pick farm, fresh produce and string rows and rows of tomato plants to the stakes. We are so thankful to them for their hard work, dedication and helping hands, working with us as we give back and help our large, generous provider farm that provides Bentley with such wonderful, nourishing farm, fresh produce for distribution to struggling, working families. Another beautiful, sunny work day. It is such a blessing to be in the fields working together for the greater good. Thank you Bristol Myers-Squibb and Norz Hill Farm.