Another volunteer work team from Bloomberg came out to Snyder’s Farm to help pick Aronia berries. Aronia berries, (Chokeberries) are cultivated as ornamental plants and as food products. The sour berries can be eaten raw off the bush, but are more frequently processed. They can be found in wine, jam, syrup, juice, soft spreads, tea, salsa, chili starters, extracts, beer, ice cream, gummies and tinctures. The name “chokeberry” comes from the astringency of the fruits, which create a sensation making one’s mouth pucker.
We thank Bloomberg for their helping hands helping Bentley and Snyder’s Farm for their generous produce donations!
We welcomed employees from Johnson & Johnson this week offering helping hands at Bentley. They all did such great work, sorting through a large amount of fresh foods, sorting and placing into inventory the non-perishables and toiletries we received at our food drive at McCaffrey’s, breaking down numerous boxes, sorting through and stocking quality breads and bakery and processing the beautiful flowers we receive weekly from Trader Joe’s. Thank you so much for helping at Bentley – we appreciate you volunteering and your helping hands!
Thank you to McCaffrey’s in Princeton and to the shoppers that donated non-perishable foods and toiletries to us at our recent food drive! For a summer Saturday in August, we collected over 1,400 lbs. to replenish our inventory and shelves of these much need household staples for our weekly distribution to working families in need in our local communities. Thank you to the helping hands volunteers helping at the food drive!
Thank you to the Highland-Park Phil-Am (Philippine-American) Lions Club of New Jersey for their helping hands on Saturday at the Bentley warehouse facility. Helping hands volunteers are an integral part of our community at Bentley, giving of their time and helping to sort the many provisions we gratefully receive from our generous providers. Thank you!