Funds raised during holiday drive provide over 31,000 meals
FDU’s School of Public and Global Affairs, Feeding America, and Community FoodBank of New Jersey Raises Over $10,500 During the 2021 Holiday Food Drive
January 11, 2022 – Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Public & Global Affairs, Feeding America, and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey recently completed their third annual holiday statewide food drive which raised over $10,540. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the hungry and needy families in New Jersey. The money translates to 31,620 meals. “You should not have hungry kids or parents in the Garden State,” said Clark Gettinger who organized the drive for the School of Public and Global Affairs.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s food drive was again virtual. Donors had the option to donate meals or make financial contributions. The University, Feeding America and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey worked with local municipal governments throughout the state to help promote the event and raise financial contributions from residents and interested donors.
FDU, Feeding America and the Community Foodbank would like to thank everyone who contributed financial support and all of the local government officials who assisted the sponsors to make the event a success.
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Fairleigh Dickinson University’s School of Public & Global Affairs offers a Master of Public Administration (MPA) for public and non-profit sector professionals and houses the FDU PublicMind polling institute which is a full-service survey research center committed to the delivery and analysis of unbiased and methodologically sound data. Topics include, but are not limited to, politics, society, popular culture, consumer and economic trends.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.
About The Community FoodBank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), a member of Feeding America®, has been delivering food, help and hope across the state for 45 years. Last year, CFBNJ provided nutritious food for over 50 million meals through its network of more than 1,000 community partners including pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries, and child and senior feeding programs. For our hungry neighbors, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the powerful agent of change that fills the emptiness caused by hunger and provides resources that are essential to earning a sustainable living.