About Us

The mission of The Food Bank Network is to distribute food and to provide other basic human needs to those less fortunate in our community in a manner recognizing and advancing self-worth and human dignity. Working through food pantries located in Somerville, Bound Brook and North Plainfield, and a warehouse in Bridgewater, our goal is to help create the opportunity for each person to become selfsufficient.  The Foodbank Network works with Somerset County residents referred  by other county agencies, such as the Board of Social Services, Food Stamps, Alternatives, Richard Hall, S.H.I.P., Catholic Charities, Group Home, United Way, Home-Sharing, D.Y.F.S., and Agape House.  To do this, the Food Bank Network counts of the support of staff members, a volunteer board of directors, and countless volunteers across the county who give their time and their donations to the Network to help us continue to work towards our goals.

Staff

Name Position
Marie Scannell Executive Director
Paulette Adams Assistant to the Executive Director
Angela Pariso Assistant to the Executive Director
Louise Fordham-Hale Pediatric Dental Program
Jacqueline Taylor Pediatric Dental Program

Volunteer Coordinators

Title Location
Martha Truxel North Plainfield Pantry
Luann Fuschino Bound Brook Pantry

Board of Directors

Name Position
Gordon S. White III President
Peter Ebbe Vice-President
Denise Fuzak Secretary
Thomas Tarnowski Treasurer
Janet Faro Member-At-Large
Michael Goldberg Member-At-Large
George Mullen Member-At-Large
John Patten Member-At-Large
Silvio Verdile Member-At-Large