Lauren, a local resident and home gardener came to Bentley to donate fresh produce from her garden! Lauren enjoyed her visit so much with us that she is now offering volunteer helping hands on Saturdays when she is able to! Thank you Lauren!
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!
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.
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.
As summer approaches and COVID restrictions are lifted, we always welcome and appreciate volunteers offering helping hands at Bentley to help us help our neighbors in need. Please contact us at 908-227-0684 for details.
We are so thankful for the fresh, organic baby leaf romaine lettuce from the Bloomberg gardens that was delivered to Bentley! This was such a wonderful addition to our distribution efforts this week to the clientele families as we continue to facilitate healthy eating, diet and nutrition for these households. Thank you, Bloomberg!
Bentley Community Services has remained open since the start of COVID-19 and continues to serve current and new clientele families. We have successfully completed our eighth week of distribution. Our modified operations have been drive thru for pack up/pick up outdoors, following the federal, state and local guidelines for social distancing. We have been working closely with our primary providers and we thank Trader Joe’s, McCaffrey’s, ShopRite and Stop & Shop for helping us in our distribution efforts each week.
Tomorrow starts Bentley’s Community Bag Program at the Stop & Shop at 24 Summerfield Boulevard in Dayton, NJ! For every shopping tote purchased for $2.50 in the month of May, Bentley receives $1.00! Please direct your donation to Bentley Community Services on the tag attached to the bag. Thank you for your support of Bentley Community Services.
At Bentley, we are always grateful to our generous providers for their generous donations of high quality, fresh foods that we pick up from them weekly. We especially thank them during this time of the virus outbreak and uncertainty as they continue to do their best in providing us with what they are able to that helps keep Bentley operations open while we all work to serve our clientele and neighbors in need. We were able to complete yet another week of successful distribution with limited helping hands.