The start of the school year can mean added stress for parents with limited means as they struggle to buy school supplies in addition to covering their everyday household expenses.
Through the generosity of donors to the annual Project First Class school supplies collection, children of families served by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County get off to a good start in school every September.
Project First Class has been conducted by the commission annually since August 2005. Donations are solicited in July and early August.
|Schools supplies collected in 2018 through Project First Class were presented by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women to Feeding Hands Inc. Executive Director Lois Bennett, left, and Food Bank Network Executive Director Marie Scannell, right. Joining in the presentation were SCLSNJ Human Resources & Payroll Associate Charlene Perkins, Commissioner Smriti Agrawal, Project First Class Chair Stella Ayala, SCLSNJ Director of Public Services Chris Korenowsky, and Freeholder Pat Walsh.|