NJM contributes $100K to hunger relief organizations in its coverage area

NJM Insurance Group is donating $100,000 to benefit hunger relief organizations throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including 12 in New Jersey, the company announced Wednesday.

CEO Mitch Livingston said NJM’s support of communities is rooted in a culture of purpose-driven service.

“Households across the country lack consistent access to food,” he said. “NJM is proud to help advance the vital efforts undertaken by nonprofit organizations — large and small — to help alleviate food insecurity.”

All the donations were for $5,000.

NJM directs charitable contributions throughout the year toward organizations that support arts and culture, health, education, community assistance, safety and financial literacy. However, the company’s philanthropic efforts extend beyond charitable donations.

Community service programs offer employees opportunities to attend outreach events and volunteer their time and talents, including membership on multiple nonprofit committees and boards. In addition, NJM’s Matching Donation Program provides a dollar-for-dollar match for employee contributions to a variety of organizations.

Joyce Campbell, CEO of Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, TASK, said the efforts are greatly appreciated.

“The face of hunger reflects the full range of diversity here in New Jersey and throughout the country,” she said. “Organizations like the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and so many others are at the forefront of this crisis, but we can’t do it alone.

“We are grateful for corporate leaders like NJM and their generous support of our efforts to combat hunger in our communities.”

NJM serves customers in some way in seven mid-Atlantic states, but more in New Jersey than any other state.

Here is the list of New Jersey organizations that were given an award:

  • Arm In Arm Inc.;
  • Cathedral Kitchen;
  • Community FoodBank of New Jersey;
  • Food Bank of South Jersey;
  • Fulfill, Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties;
  • Human Needs Food Pantry;
  • Jewish Family & Children’s Service (Greater Mercer);
  • Mercer Street Friends;
  • Nourish NJ;
  • Rolling Harvest Food Rescue;
  • Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.