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. 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!
Bentley has a new van that was critically needed for operations thanks to the generosity of Montgomery/Rocky Hill Rotary! Pictured on the left from Rotary: Kevin Lynch, Mary DeCicco, Josh Turner, Andy Mozumar, Tony Parziale. Pictured right are Brant and Dorothy Holmes, Bentley Community Services.
The Montgomery/Rocky Hill Rotary raised funds to help purchase a much needed ProMaster van for Bentley Community Services, a designated 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. Rotary raised the majority of the funds during the pandemic year of 2020 which was an extraordinary task.
“We are so grateful to Rotary for their help, support and determination in raising funds for a much needed new vehicle, especially during the pandemic, Dorothy Stearns-Holmes, Executive Director stated. We were a focused project of Rotary’s for 2020 and Rotary worked very diligently raising funds despite the compromised year of lockdowns. We were in such great need of another vehicle that is crucial for scheduled pick-ups of provisions from our providers of products and are extremely thankful for the support from Rotary”.
Bentley Community Services began in Belle Mead eight years ago, outgrew its location and moved their operations in 2015 to a warehouse facility nearby in Monmouth Junction. Bentley Community Services is a unique food pantry, serving not only Somerset County but the entire Central New Jersey region to those having difficulty making ends meet. Full shopping carts of high quality foods are distributed each week to clientele, as they save crucial monies to reduce debt, pay monthly bills and get on the fast track toward self-sufficiency. With the rising costs of groceries and living, the families, seniors and individuals that Bentley serves are struggling financially and often cut back on healthier foods that they simply cannot afford. With Bentley creating access to and providing high quality fresh foods, non-perishables, toiletries and household goods, these families are preparing healthy meals for their diet and nutrition while saving crucial monies. Clientele set goals and work toward reaching their goal of financial stability and security. If you are struggling making ends meet, please contact Bentley Community Services at 908-227-0684 and visit the website at www.bentleycommunityservices.org and www.facebook.com/bentleycommunityservices/.
Since its founding in 1990, Montgomery-Rocky Hill Rotarians have offered their personal time and effort to people in need and for projects local, regional, national and international. They have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthwhile causes, primarily through their signature fundraiser, the Run with Rotary. For more information, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention All Home and Community Gardeners: 🥕🌱🥒
We welcome surplus produce from your vegetable gardens! Please help us by donating your fresh produce from your gardens as we serve our neighbors in need. Pictured are a variety of farm fresh squashes from Lauren’s large backyard farm. Thank you, Lauren!
Bentley Community Services is about creating access to and providing healthy, fresh foods to struggling families, seniors and individuals in need, facilitating healthy diets and nutrition on a weekly basis. Your donations of surplus from your home and community gardens are much needed and greatly appreciated.
Please contact us throughout spring, summer and fall for drop-off times and hours of operation at (908) 227-0684. Thank you! 💚
Bentley Community Services creates access to and provides full shopping carts weekly of high quality food provisions, mostly perishable and other necessary household provisions. Clientele are financially stressed for a variety of reasons: lay-offs, underemployment, unemployment, medical co-pays, debts, financial crisis, etc. Costs of living and groceries are on the rise and many families, seniors and individuals are struggling to make ends meet. We offset/eliminate weekly grocery bills, enabling clientele to save crucial monies to pay bills and expenses, reduce debts and get on the fast track to self-sufficiency. For help, please call 908-227-0684.