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Employee Food Drive Helps Fight Hunger in New Jersey

 
Employees Participating in the Annual Food Drive.
 
FAIR LAWN, N.J. – August 10, 2017 -- Columbia Bank employees recently collected non-perishable food, household items and paper goods as part of the community bank’s Fourteenth Annual Employee Food Drive. Shown are some “Team Columbia” volunteers who helped with the collection and distribution of the donated items.
 
The items collected, along with cash and gift card donations of $1,950, were shared with seven New Jersey food banks -- the Center for Food Action, the Center of United Methodist Aid in the Community (CUMAC), the Linden Interfaith Network for Community Service (LINCS) Food Pantry, the Bayshore Ministerium Food Pantry, the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services (M.C.F.O.O.D.S.), the South Jersey Dream Center and the Maple Shade Food Bank. As a result of this collection effort…
 
  • 215 bags and 20 boxes containing groceries and bulk pack items were distributed to the Center for Food Action in Saddle Brook.
  • 160 bags of groceries were distributed to the .
  • 45 bags of groceries were distributed to the Linden Interfaith Network for Community Service (LINCS) Food Pantry in Linden.
  • 196 grocery and household items were distributed to the Bayshore Ministerium Food Pantry in Keyport.
  • 490 grocery and household items were distributed to the Middlesex County Food Organization and Outreach Distribution Services which supplies local food pantries throughout Middlesex County.
  • 15 pounds of non-perishable food was distributed to the South Jersey Dream Center Food Pantry in National Park.
  • Four cases and buckets full of groceries were also distributed to the Maple Shade Food Bank in Maple Shade.
 
“As a true community bank, we recognize our corporate obligation to assist our neighbors in need. Helping to fight hunger in New Jersey is a priority for our bank" said Thomas Kemly, Columbia Bank’s President and CEO.
 
About Columbia Bank
Headquartered in Fair Lawn, NJ, Columbia Bank has an asset base of more than $5 billion and 47 full-service offices throughout New Jersey. Columbia Bank offers a wide range of consumer and commercial products, including online and mobile banking, localized lending centers as well as title, investment and wealth management services. For more information about Columbia Bank’s full line of products and services, visit their website at columbiabankonline.com.