Thank you to the team of employees from Bristol-Myers Squibb that came to Bentley to help in a tremendous way sort through 2,300 lbs. of non-perishables and toiletries that we collected at our recent food drive at ShopRite! We value our corporate partners and are grateful for their ongoing help and support. They also sorted through the fresh foods that we receive and other assorted tasks that are required on a daily basis.
We had another successful non-perishables and toiletries drive to replenish our shelves and inventory for specific household staples for the clientele families. Thank you to ShopRite, the generous community of shoppers and helping hands volunteers. We collected an amazing 2,300 lbs. of generous donations!
Please consider giving to Bentley Community Services during the season of giving and even year round for your tax-deductible generous charitable donation. You may choose to donate through our website via PayPal on the Donations page or send your generous donation by check to Bentley Community Services, PO Box 1093, Belle Mead, NJ 08502. We need your support and are grateful for your generous donations!
Another successful financial workshop was held to help new families in the Bentley program. Our facilitator, Kevin Lynch, Westminster Wealth Management certainly did an excellent job teaching and informing everyone with so many important tools to implement towards their finances, understanding their finances, budgeting, controlling spending, savings, how to reduce debts, improve one’s credit score and more. Thank you, Kevin.
We welcome Princeton University as our new generous provider joining a long list of incredible generous providers supplying food provisions and more to Bentley. Practicing sustainability, surplus foods are harvested through several dining halls for us to pick up. The wide variety of food provisions are healthy and delicious and our clientele families are certainly thankful each week as they choose from a variety of prepared foods. Thank you, Princeton University! Pictured here are Chef Dan and Chef Alex who came to Bentley for a site visit to see our operations! A special thank you to Sarah, Sustainability Manager, for her coordination of this program.
We thank Von Thun Farm for providing Bentley with diverse and great amounts of farm fresh produce weekly. Bentley was in need of fresh corn for our clientele and Von Thun Farm certainly provided! We received 26 bags of freshly picked corn for our distribution efforts! A huge thank you to Von Thun Farm for your ongoing support of produce and the bounty of freshly picked corn!
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!