We’re still trying to figure out a “new normal” in New Jersey. The CDC asks everyone to keep a social distance of six feet between you and anyone you don’t live with. They also suggest that you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds at a time several times a day. Now, the Governor wants everyone to wear a face mask when out in public here in Basking Ridge. While national unemployment numbers fell off over the last few weeks, many people still struggle financially. To help, Farmstead Arts Center currently accepts donations for their Basking Ridge food drive. But they need your help.
Basking Ridge Food Drive
For now, the Farmstead Arts Center remains closed to the public. But that doesn’t mean that the public is gone from their hearts or minds. To help assist those in need, they set up a blue bin outside the barn for anyone to donate non-perishable food items. Every week, volunteers pick up the food and deliver it to the local food bank. If you cannot make it out to the center but still wish to help, please visit the Somerset County Food Bank’s website to make a financial donation. All donations received will be used to purchase more food to stock their pantry shelves.
Pill Hill Extends Hours for Isaias Cleanup
As you can imagine, residential curbside pickup has been overwhelmed lately after Tropical Storm Isaias came through. If you are still picking up debris around your Basking Ridge home, take it to the Pill Hill Recycling Center. Tomorrow, August 14th, they open from 8 am to 2 pm for residents to drop off any brush or vegetative debris. Residents must show their driver’s license and recycling permit in order to enter.