For Immediate Release
Sr. Director, Communications
NEW BRUNSWICK: The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Lawyers Feeding New Jersey campaign raised money to provide enough food for almost 300,000 meals for residents without enough to eat.
Lawyers Feeding New Jersey was a 60-day virtual effort to fight hunger that began Oct. 1 and ended Dec. 1.
Nearly 400 lawyers and other individuals, and almost 50 law firms, donated to the effort. All donations benefited Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which works with food banks and affiliates across New Jersey.
“Through the strength of hundreds of lawyers, law firms, county bar associations and individuals we were able to take a real bite out of hunger. This campaign will resonate in the lives of the 1.2 million residents in our state who don’t have enough to eat,” said NJSBA President Paris P. Eliades. “It’s this kind of generosity, this willingness to do good for the betterment of our society, that is central to what it means to be a lawyer.”
Officials from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey cheered the effort.
“I extend appreciation to the New Jersey State Bar Association and all of the attorneys who participated in this effort,” said Phyllis Dunlop, the food bank’s vice president of resource development and marketing. “Their generous support is especially meaningful during this holiday season and will touch many of our neighbors in need.
The teams and individuals who contributed the most to the campaign will be recognized at a ceremony on Dec. 12 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick.