In the spirit of giving, more than 200 Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut employees volunteered with 24 community partners to address food insecurity and other local needs as part of its 5th Annual All-Associates Volunteer Day.
In total, 206 associates volunteered 510 hours to 24 community partners as they sought to empower smiles by working together to address food insecurity, human services needs and animal care.
“Our associates are passionate about giving back to the community,” Dennis Wilson, CEO and president, Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut, said. “At Delta Dental, volunteerism is ingrained in our company’s ethos, and it is exemplified by the community service our associates provide to our neighbors throughout the year. I would like to thank everyone who volunteered for demonstrating what can happen when individuals decide to come together for a common purpose.”
Among the 24 community-based organizations supported by associates, highlights include:
- America’s Grow a Row: 22 volunteers served as part of a team of 85 volunteers that harvested 108,000 pounds of winter squash, providing 432,000 servings of farm fresh food to communities in need;
- Community FoodBank of New Jersey: 20 volunteers served for 40 hours to pack 4,971 bags of pasta that contributed to 4,143 meals; and
- Connecticut Foodshare: Volunteers served for 14 hours, sorting 2,000 pounds of food, which is the equivalent of 1,667 meals.
In addition to the organizations listed above, during the 5th Annual All-Associates Volunteer Day and all year long, Delta Dental of New Jersey and Connecticut are proud to support: American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer; Arc Morris; Boys and Girls Club of Newark; Care One; Dress for Success; Eva’s Village; Family Promise; Girl Scouts of Northern NJ; Junior Achievement; KinderSmile Foundation; Matheny Medical and Educational Center; Morris County Habitat for Humanity; Morris County Habitat for Humanity RESTORE; Morris County Parks; Oral Cancer Foundation; Project Linus; Ronald McDonald House in New Brunswick; Roots & Wings; Soles4Souls; Special Olympics of New Jersey; St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center; United Way of Northern NJ; Parsippany Day Care Center; and Angie’s Family Care.