Running Sept. 29 through Nov. 16

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, the FoodBank needs your help more than ever this year. Help us reach our goal of collecting 3,000 pounds of nonperishable items and canned goods and $2,500 in online contributions.

Donate In Person

Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the NJCPA offices, 105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300, Roseland, NJ.

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. Virtual
Bowman & Company LLP Virtual
Capaldi Reynolds & Pelosi CPAs, P.A. In-person
Deloitte Virtual
Egg Harbor Township School District In-person
Friedman LLP In-person and virtual
Gold Gerstein Group LLC Virtual
The Green Group In-person and virtual
Mazars USA LLP In-person and virtual
PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP Virtual
WilkinGuttenplan In-person and virtual
Withum In-person and virtual

 

Questions?

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

Food Drive

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.