JERSEY CITY – For the third consecutive year, The Provident Bank hosted its Deposit $1 of Hope fund-raiser for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). Collections were held at each of Provident’s 80-plus branches throughout the state, raising more than $6,500 to help New Jersey families struggling with hunger.
“More than 10 percent of New Jersey households are food insecure. We are thrilled that once again, we were able to support such a worthy organization,” said Jean Quinn, vice president of community relations at The Provident Bank. “With an increasing number of people reliant on food pantries, the Community FoodBank needs our help more than ever. We could not have done this without the generous support of New Jersey residents.”
For every dollar contributed to the CFBNJ, the organization is able to provide $8 to $11 worth of food and groceries to local food pantries and soup kitchens. With the help of numerous partner organizations, the CFBNJ distributes more than 37 million pounds of food and groceries per year.
“We are so grateful to Provident for running the Deposit $1 of Hope campaign once again. Just think: that means more than $67,000 worth of food and groceries for those in need. That’s terrific,” said Phyllis Dunlop, vice president of resource development and marketing at the CFBNJ.
To make a donation to the CFBNJ, visit www.njfoodbank.org.
At the Community FoodBank of New Jersey headquarters in Hillside are Phyllis Dunlop (left), vice president of resource development and marketing, and Jean Quinn (right), vice president of community relations at The Provident Bank. Provident branches recently collected more than $6,500 in donations through its Deposit $1 of Hope fund-raiser for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of Provident Bank)
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