The New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBankers) is partnering with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) to donate one-million meals to families in need over the next five years.
As part of the campaign, NJBankers will be encouraging both its bank members and associate members to participate in this worthwhile cause. CFBNJ has designed multiple programs, such as virtual food drives and special packing parties that will allow organizations to easily participate both digitally and, in their brick-and-mortar locations. Additionally, the public can participate via the donation site as well.
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), a member of Feeding America®, is the leading anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization in the state. What started as a modest enterprise in the back of our founder Kathleen DiChiara’s station wagon in downtown Newark in 1975, became an incorporated non-profit in 1982 and has grown to two warehouse facilities in Hillside and Egg Harbor Township, the combined size of five football fields. These locations serve area programs and community partners – over 800 in 15 of 21 New Jersey counties.
“Our goal is to create a long-term, state-wide, impact for families in need”, said Mike Affuso, President and CEO of NJBankers. “Our members are constantly giving back to their communities, this campaign will allow us to create a unified effort amongst the New Jersey banking industry, while showcasing the need to combat food insecurity in the state.”
"In New Jersey, more than 650,000 people struggle with hunger, including over 175,000 kids," said Carlos Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. "This campaign with NJBankers will make a tremendous difference for kids, parents, and seniors who may not know where their next meal is coming from."
For more information on the million meals campaign, including how to donate, visit https://give.cfbnj.org/njbankers.