The campaign with NJBankers will make a tremendous difference for kids, parents and seniors who may not know where their next meal is coming from.
“Our goal is to create a long-term, statewide impact for families in need,” said Mike Affuso, CEO and president 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.”
As part of the campaign, NJBankers said it will be encouraging both its bank members and associate members to participate in this worthwhile cause.
Carlos Rodriguez, CEO and president of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, said that, in New Jersey alone, more than 650,000 people struggle with hunger, including over 175,000 kids.
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.