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'Bowl for Hunger' Raises $19K for Food Pantries

Food banks in Woodbridge, Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, and South Amboy each got $627 to help feed the hungry.


People down on their luck might be a little less hungry if they live in the 19th Legislative District.

That's because 'Bowl for Hunger,' a local fundraising crusade to replenish and restock food pantries throughout the local area, raised $19,642 in their third outing, according to Assemblyman Craig Coughlin.

Along with Raritan Bay Medical Center in Edison and Middlesex Water Company, Coughlin announced at a press event Friday that the monies raised in the bowling fundraiser would be divided among the 28 MCFOODS-certified food banks in the district, which is comprised of Woodbridge, Carteret, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, and South Amboy.

According to Coughlin, 66 corporate sponsors and over 350 bowling participants participated in the bowling event, which took place July 17. Ten sponsors -Applebees, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"applebees-bar-and-grill"} -->, Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski, Berkeley College, DuPont, Gerdau, Hatch Mott MacDonald, New Jersey Dietetic Association, Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, , and

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