(Englewood, N.J.) –
The first team of EBCBOR members helped sort and pack more than four and a half tons of food for the Office of Concern Food Pantry at St. Cecilia’s Church in Englewood. The second team converted the Friedberg Office in Tenafly into an assembly line where they prepared 200 lunch bags of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fruit to distribute to homeless clients of the Hoboken Shelter.
“Housing and hunger and two issues that are crucial to the recovery of local economies,” said EBCBOR President Eileen O’Driscoll. She continued, “REALTORS are dedicated to helping sustain the communities they serve and with increased reliance on shelters and local food pantries, REALTORS are focusing outreach efforts to assist those residents most in need.”
This inaugural county- wide service project was presented by the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC), a program of the Volunteer Center of Bergen County. Founded in 2000, the BVC gives more than 35,000 employee volunteers from member companies the opportunity to impact the lives of low-income children and families by addressing the issues of literacy, hunger and education and the needs of foster children.