Provident Bank Holds Foodbank Fundraiser

It's that time of the year; Provident is sponsoring a fundraiser at its branches to replenish foodstuffs in local food banks.

is once again hosting a “Deposit $1 of Hope” fundraising drive at each of its branches to benefit the  (CFBNJ). The fundraiser begins Monday, February 13 and runs through Monday, April 2.

Jean Quinn, a Provident Bank vice president, said that a survey conducted last year by the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks found that 49 percent of the 830,000 people they serve say they must choose between buying food and paying utility bills.  

“With the high number of unemployed and working poor families visiting food pantries, every donation makes a difference," Quinn said in a statement.

For every dollar contributed to the CFBNJ, the organization distributes $9.59 worth of food and groceries to local food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and homeless shelters.

Provident Bank has three branches locally that are accepting donations: in , at 352 Amboy Avenue in Woodbridge, and at in Iselin.

More information is available at www.njfoodbank.org


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »