"About 90 volunteers participated in this year's effort," said Michael McGuinness, CEO of NAIOP New Jersey. "The volunteer turn-out was the largest yet and clearly demonstrates our members' long-standing commitment to community service. Altogether, nearly 800 pounds of food products were collected, and donations totaled more than $1,900. We sincerely thank our volunteers for their efforts in this worthy cause." Every dollar donated equates to ten dollars of food-buying power for the Food Bank. NAIOP's 2014 Community Action Committee is chaired by Dani El-Haj, The Bank of Woodbridge, and Lauren Richter, The Rockefeller Group.
CFB, a designated 501©(3) charitable organization, supplies food and household products to soup kitchens, pantries, shelters, after-school programs and senior centers across the Garden State. Of those receiving assistance, 45 percent are children and 10 percent are elderly, according to CFB officials. Each year, the Food Bank and its partners feed 900,000 hungry people in New Jersey.