A water utility, a hospital, and an assemblyman - put them together, and you have a charitable event that raises thousands to feed the needy.
The third annual event, sponsored by , (RBMC), and Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-19), is a local endeavor to be held at the Woodbridge Bowling Center on July 17.
The money raised is divided among the 32 food banks and soup kitchens in the 19th District, which includes Woodbridge, Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, and South Amboy.
Last year, from local businesses and community organizations, along with 73 corporate and individual sponsors, to be distributed among the district's food charities.
"We truly recognize that people rely on food banks," said RBMC President and CEO Michael R. D'Agnes in a statement. "As the primary medical resource in the 19th District coverage area, we have a strong interest in maintaining a healthy community."
Dennis Doll, president and CEO of Middlesex Water Company, agreed. "Many area residents rely on the local food banks, and we are pleased to once again help fight hunger by sponsoring this event which benefits our neighbors and those in need," he said in a statement.
Coughlin, who represents the district, said that once again, the event had signed up more than 350 bowlers and 59 sponsors to participate.
Other sponsors for 'Bowl for Hunger' include: Carpenters Local Union No. 254 Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, DuPont, Gerdau, Hatch Mott MacDonald, New Jersey Dietetic Association, and .