Running Sept. 27 through Nov. 19

The NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey which works to provide support to more than 1,600 agency programs in the fight against hunger and poverty.

Due to hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and devastating flooding resulting from Hurricane Ida, the FoodBank needs your help more than ever this year. In 2020, we collected over 1,000 pounds of nonperishable items and canned goods and over $25,000 in online contributions. Help us exceed this goal in 2021!

 

 

Questions?

Contact Kim Condurso at kcondurso@ njcpa.org or 862-702-5634.

Contribute

To make a financial contribution to the Food Drive, scan the QR code or click the button.

QR Code - NJCPA Main Online Fundraiser Page

 

$1 = 3 meals = 3.6 pounds of food

 

Donate In Person

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the NJCPA offices, 105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300, Roseland, NJ or at one of the participating organization listed below.

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Participating Organizations

A number of CPA firms and organizations are participating in the Food Drive with in-person food collections and virtual fundraising.

Contact Kim Condurso to have your organization included.

Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co.

In-person and virtual

Bowman & Company LLP

In-person and virtual

Capaldi Reynolds

In-person

Deloitte

In-person and virtual

Egg Harbor Township School District

In-person and virtual

Friedman LLP

In-person and virtual

Gold Gerstein Group LLC

In-person

The Green Group

In-person and virtual

Mazars USA

Virtual

Paymedia LLC

In-Person

PKF O’Connor Davies

Virtual

SKC & Co., CPAs

Virtual

Untracht Early, LLC

Virtual

Wagner Shields & Moini LLP

In-person

WilkinGuttenplan

In-person and virtual

Withum

In-person and virtual

ZBT Certified Public Accounting & Consulting, LLC

In-person and virtual

 

FOOD DRIVE FACTS

What exactly is a food drive?
A food drive is an organized effort by individuals, families or groups to collect food and grocery product, usually within a given time period, for donation to the hungry.

Why have a food drive?
There are all too many people here in New Jersey who have been left behind despite economic growth — the child from a low income family, a family often headed by a struggling single parent — the elderly woman living on tea and toast toward the end of the month in order to meet the rent — the working poor struggling to keep the family together, the unemployed, the disabled, the abused, the homeless.

What role does the Community FoodBank of New Jersey fill?
The Community FoodBank solicits food donations in order to warehouse and supply food and grocery product to New Jersey charities that carry on the vital work of feeding our less fortunate neighbors.

Where does the food go?
Food is supplied to feeding programs at some 1,500 non-profit charities in 19 New Jersey counties. The charities include soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, food banks, after school programs and senior centers among others. Many of those who are helped require temporary assistance — a hand up due to a sudden illness, a loss of a job or some other catastrophe. Others, because of their circumstances, will always require assistance.

Are some foods more desirable than others?
Yes, canned and non-perishable items are desirable primarily because of their long shelf life. High protein items are preferred. Please see the “Most Wanted” list.

Will I really make a difference?
Absolutely! The assistance that The Community FoodBank provides would simply not be possible without the help of concerned people like you. Together, we will make a difference.