NEW BRUNSWICK – The recession may be officially over, but economic recovery continues to be slow and charitable organizations continue to face slowing donations. In response, NAIOP New Jersey’s Community Action Committee is conducting a food drive and volunteer day to benefit the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFB), which provides food for 1,500 non-profit groups across New Jersey.
Members of the commercial real estate development association are conducting food collections at their workplaces and industry events, as well as donating via a Virtual Food Drive. On July 28, volunteers will transport food donations to CFB’s headquarters in Hillside, where they will unload and stock the shelves, sort and re-pack items for food pantries, soup kitchens, after-school programs and senior centers.
“NAIOP New Jersey has a long tradition of community service and its members have always been willing to help make the state a better place to live. This food drive is a particularly worthy effort in these economic times,” said Chief Executive Officer Michael McGuinness. The Community Action Committee is chaired by Janet Proscia of the David Cronheim Company and Richard Pratt of O’Connor Gordon Pratt Architects, LLP.
The public is welcome to participate in NAIOP’s Virtual Food Drive. The link can be found at www.naiopnj.org (2010 Community Action Project page). The Virtual Food Drive enables anyone to donate anything from a turkey to a case of corn with a few clicks of a mouse.
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