National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week November 14-22, 2015


November 14-22, 2015

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. Working families in our region do experience hunger, too and many are facing foreclosures and evictions.

Please make a difference this year by donating fresh produce, non-perishable food products and toiletries to Bentley to help our neighbors in need experiencing financial turmoil 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.  If you are at the New Road light on the North side, you have passed Bentley.  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!

Home Repair, Preventative Maintenance & Fix-It! Workshop

We were blessed and excited to have Gil Gordon, a community supporter of Bentley, to facilitate our latest workshop!  At two workshops, participant families learned valuable information on home repair, preventative maintenance, winterizing your home and actually fixing things themselves, saving crucial dollars by not calling a service contractor!  So many questions were asked and answered, engaging everyone in truly educational information.  Participants couldn’t wait to get back home to repair that leaky faucet and fix running toilets!



A Huge Thank You To Bristol Myers-Squibb

A huge thank you to Bristol Myers-Squibb and the employee work team that came out to Bentley this week.

Helping hands broke down pallets of beverages, they went through generous food provisions that came in from our generous providers, shelves were stocked with non-perishable products, flowers were cut and placed in buckets of water, the toiletries and basic needs products area was refurbished and our storage area and shelves were replenished.  We are truly thankful and certainly blessed!




We are certainly grateful for the generous donation of pallets of beverages that we were in need of for our participant families.  Thank you to PepsiCo for your generous provisions and Penske for providing the transportation.  Bentley is blessed! So many of the children of our participant families participate in sports so these beverages are truly appreciated.



The Season of Giving


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 or send your generous donation to Bentley Community Services, PO Box 1093, Belle Mead, NJ 08502.  Thank you for your generous donations.