Bank’s Collection Efforts Benefit 6 NJ Food Banks

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FAIR LAWN — Columbia Bank employees recently collected non-perishable food, bulk pack items and paper goods as part of the community bank’s Tenth Annual Employee Food Drive.

The items collected were shared with six New Jersey food banks — the Center for Food Action, the Center of United Methodist Aid in the Community (CUMAC), the Saint James Food Pantry, the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (M.C.F.O.O.D.S.), Mother’s Cupboard and the Maple Shade Food Bank.

As a result of this collection effort:

  • 140 bags of groceries and bulk pack items were distributed to the Center for Food Action in Saddle Brook.
  • 140 bags of groceries were distributed to the Center of United Methodist Aid in the Community (CUMAC) in Paterson.
  • 117 bags of groceries were distributed to the St. James Food Pantry in Woodbridge.
  • 40 bags of groceries of groceries were distributed to the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services which supplies local food pantries throughout Middlesex County.
  • 22 bags of groceries and bulk pack items were also shared by Mother’s Cupboard in Washington Township and the Maple Shade Food Bank.

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Shown are some Columbia Bank volunteers who helped with the collection and distribution of the donated items. Cash donations of nearly $1,100 were also distributed. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Bank)


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