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Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Funds Pequannock Township Food Pantry Upgrade

Support Will Help Renovate the Pequannock Township Food Pantry

FAIR LAWN, NJ – June 7th, 2019 The First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains, has received a $50,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to renovate their Pequannock Township Food Pantry, which serves approximately 95 residents living within limited means. Most clients are seniors with low income and people with disabilities. The grant will provide much needed renovation upgrades and create adjacent storage and shelving areas.

“We are proud to assist the Pequannock Township Food Pantry with their efforts to feed those in need,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “Their new design will increase space, improve efficiency, and enhance safety at this facility.”

Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) Pauline Mckeown, Pequannock Food Pantry Coordinator, Linda Rooney, Coordinator, Rosemarie Chara, Treasurer, Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Minoska Mateo, Acting Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation, Linda Wilson, Pequannock Food Pantry President, Jeanette Turner, Volunteer Coordinator, and Richard Graff, Columbia Bank’s Vice President Business Banking Officer.

The Columbia Bank Foundation was created to serve the needs of local communities, and provide grants and contributions to organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Columbia Bank Foundation actively seeks to provide support in six major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, health and human services, food pantries, and the arts. Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.