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Columbia Bank Foundation Grant Funds New Hope Community Ministries Food Pantry Upgrade

Support Will Help Renovate the New Hope Community Ministries Food Pantry

FAIR LAWN, NJ – June 24, 2019 New Hope Community Ministries has received a $20,150 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation to renovate their food pantry, which provides meals to approximately 650 local residents. The grant will provide much needed facility upgrades that will improve accessibility and safety within the pantry. Additionally, the renovations will create greater privacy through additional counseling and waiting spaces.

“We are proud to assist New Hope Community Ministries and their mission to move those in need to self-sufficiency,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “It is our hope that this renovation will create a safer, more efficient space for all.”

Pictured in a special presentation are (from left) Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank, Phil Beverly, Executive Director of New Hope Community Ministries, and John Dyksen, Board Chairman.

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.