Thank You, Assemblyman Roy Freiman, District 16!

We were honored to have Assemblyman Roy Freiman, District 16 and two staff members, Julianna and Michele visit us this week to offer helping hands.  Their visit, originally scheduled in April for National Volunteer month, was postponed due to the pandemic. We thank them for choosing Bentley Community Services Food Pantry to volunteer at and thank them for their truly great work!

Thank You, Claire and Welcome Erin!

Pictured at left is Claire and sister Erin.  After completing her freshman year at college, Claire offered to volunteer back at Bentley for the summer.  Claire also volunteered on Saturdays and at food drives throughout her high school years with us and we greatly thank her for her help then and now.  Claire recently left back to college for the start of her second year and as much as we will miss her, we gained and welcome her sister, Erin as a volunteer! Thank you Claire and Erin! Best wishes!

In Memorium

With deep sadness we share the passing of our former driver and friend, Mark. Mark lost his battle with cancer and we grieve his loss. With us since 2014, Mark was truly an integral part of the Bentley universe. Not only did he drive our box truck to pick up provisions until the end of 2019, Mark trained other drivers and always helped us with so many diverse tasks and projects throughout the years. He interacted with all of our providers of products, volunteers and clientele families. We will truly miss Mark, his sense of humor and the stories he told us! We are happy and blessed to have known him. May he rest In peace.  Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant!

Thank You, Trader Joe’s!

Our friends at Trader Joe’s came again with another team to visit us this week!  The team toured our warehouse facility, helped us get ready for distribution by packing full shopping carts of high quality foods to distribute to clientele and met and spoke with the families. Trader Joe’s is an amazing generous provider to Bentley and they enjoyed packing their wide range of delicious products into the shopping carts along with our other generous providers’ provisions! Thank you for your ongoing help and support!

Thank You, Trader Joe’s!

Our friends at Trader Joe’s came to visit us this week!  The team toured our warehouse facility, helped us get ready for distribution by packing full shopping carts of high quality foods to distribute to clientele at the first portion of our day.  Trader Joe’s is an amazing generous provider to Bentley and they enjoyed packing their wide range of delicious products into the shopping carts along with our other generous providers’ provisions! Thank you for your ongoing help and support!

Impact of a Full Shopping Cart

Clientele families receive weekly a full shopping cart of high quality foods that makes a big impact in their households as we offset/eliminate weekly grocery bills.  This helps them save crucial monies that they are then able to utilize for bills, expenses, reduce debts, medical co-pays, etc. as they get on the fast track to self-sufficiency.

Thank You!

We would like to thank the following generous funders, generous providers and individuals with a grateful heart for their help, support and for working with us since the start of the pandemic 💚

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, The Karma Foundation, Sharon Karmazin Family Donor Advised Fund, The Casey Family Fund, The Stop & Shop Foundation, The Yao Family, Blawenburg Reformed Church, Jersey Dairies, Trader Joe’s, McCaffrey’s, Stop & Shop, ShopRite, Von Thun Farms, Bonefish Grill, Wawa, Honey Brook Farm, Barbara Pienciak, Ray Li, Lucy Meranchik, Ronith Shelat, Akhil Alavalapati, Rahul James, Linda Lalama, Claire Chang, Willow Yao, Austin Block, Kirsty Tsalyuk, Serge Tsalyuk, Christopher Stearns, and Laura Anderson.