Thank You Community of Shoppers at McCaffrey’s

We thank the community of shoppers that came out on Saturday after the Friday snow to shop at McCaffrey’s in Princeton.  We collected a little over 1,200 lbs. of much needed non-perishable food provisions to be able to stock our shelves of these crucial staples. Thank you for your help and support. We also thank our generous provider, McCaffrey’s, for being the host location for our food drive.

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Food Drive at McCaffrey’s Princeton – Saturday, March 21st

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We will be at McCaffrey’s in Princeton, our generous provider, for a food drive for much needed non-perishable items with the Bentley community of volunteers.  The drive will run from 9:00am – 3:00pm.  We thank you for your generous donations and support! Below is the suggested list:

PLEASE HELP STOCK OUR SHELVES

SUGGESTED LIST OF NON-PERISHABLES

Fruit and Vegetable Group:   canned vegetables, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, canned fruit, fruit juice, dried fruits.

Grain Group:  oatmeal, crackers, all types of pasta, cereals, cream of wheat, all types of rice, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, healthy snack bars.

Protein Group:  canned tuna, canned salmon, canned chicken, canned beans, canned soup, dried beans, canned chili, nuts, peanut butter.

Milk Group:  boxed shelf-stable milk-various flavors, evaporated, condensed

Toiletries:  soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, toothpaste, razors

Additional: flour, sugar, spices, dressings, marinades, ketchup, mustard, coffee, tea.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS!

Thank You Princeton Fitness & Wellness

We certainly are grateful to Princeton Fitness and Wellness who hosted a toiletries drive for us. The containers were overflowing each time we checked them for the four week drive!  Thank you to the community at Princeton Fitness & Wellness for your generous donations and the community at large who came into the facility to donate to Bentley.  We are so blessed with the variety of basic needs products that will help our participant families tremendously.  Thank you for your generous donations and support!

New Participant Familes Attend Financial Seminar

All participant families in the Bentley program participate in a financial seminar designed to help them learn how to prepare and follow a workable budget, control spending, reduce debt, improve credit scores, understand hidden fees and learn everything about their finances to head towards financial solvency.

Last night at our new warehouse distribution facility, we held the financial class for new participant families. George Jarvis, our faithful financial facilitator, is shown here answering numerous questions where our participants gained so much vital information. Thank you, George, for presenting such an educational and informative financial seminar. Thank you to Princeton United Methodist Church for the chairs for our participants!

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Drivers Needed

We are growing and expanding and are in need of drivers to help us pick up generous provisions from our generous providers on a scheduled basis in the region. Training will be provided.  Please contact us for more information at 908.227.0684.  Thank you!

Non-Perishable Food Provisions Needed

In addition to the wide range of wonderful perishable groceries we provide to our participant families, each week we fill our shelves of non-perishable bagged, boxed and canned provisions for our participant families.  We are in need of the following non-perishable items listed below to stock our food pantry shelves. Please donate during the following days and times for these specific items:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:00AM – 4:00PM.  Please drop off at our warehouse distribution facility, Bentley Building #2 at 4064 Route 1 North, Monmouth Junction 08852.  We thank you for your generous donations.

Fruit and Vegetable Group:   canned vegetables, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, canned fruit, fruit juice, dried fruits, shelf-stable fruit cups.

Grain Group:  oatmeal, crackers, all types of pasta, cereals, cream of wheat, all types of rice, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, healthy snack bars.

Protein Group:  canned tuna, canned salmon, canned chicken, canned beans, canned soup, dried beans, canned chili, nuts, peanut butter.

Milk Group:  boxed shelf-stable milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk.

Additional :  flour, sugar, spices, dressings, marinades, ketchup, mustard, coffee, tea.

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Late in Blooming and Magnificent!

Our so generous provider, Trader Joe’s, provided our families in the fall with amaryllis bulbs in lovely containers.  We are all enjoying them in February, as they bloomed just in time for Valentine’s Day and beyond.  These beauties are truly magnificent with such a show of color and we thank you for providing not only the most amazing and incredible food provisions to Bentley, but lovely flowers and in this case, amaryllis which we will care for so we will receive blooms next year!  Thank you so very much.

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