Since 2012, Duke Farms in Hillsborough has dedicated five acres of its property as a Community Garden, open to the public, through which a portion of the crops grown are donated to Somerset County organizations in need.
For the 27th year, the Somerset County-based Franklin Township Food Bank is preparing for its Tour de Franklin charity bicycle ride, which will be held this year for the first time at Franklin High School.
One out of every seven Americans relies regularly on food banks. In New Jersey, the ratio is smaller but still significant -- one out of 10. Once again this year, several groups are uniting to drive up the number of donations to Garden State food banks.
The historical outbreak of high path avian influenza has knocked out millions of turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving Day, and it’s putting a strain on organizations in New Jersey that focus on feeding the hungry.