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.