New Jersey lawyers have raised over 70,000 meals to fight hunger

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10/27/2014

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NJSBA’s Lawyers Feeding New Jersey campaign continues to Dec. 1

NEW BRUNSWICK: The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Lawyers Feeding New Jersey campaign has raised enough money to provide over 70,000 meals for residents without enough to eat.

Lawyers Feeding New Jersey is a 60-day virtual campaign that calls on the legal community to raise money to help the 1.2 million people, including 400,000 children, in this state who don’t have enough to eat. All donations benefit Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which works with food banks and affiliates across New Jersey.

“I am humbled and inspired by the generosity of the New Jersey legal community to fight hunger in our great state,” said NJSBA President Paris P. Eliades.

“As we approach the second and final month of this effort, I urge everyone to dig a little deeper to make a difference. From large donations to small ones, each and every one is providing something vital to those among us who don't know when or where their next meal will come from,” he said.

Officials at Community FoodBank say now is the time to help since more people are seeking out food pantries and other feeding programs because economic pressures mean they have to use their dwindling resources to pay for housing, transportation and other needs.

Lawyers Feeding New Jersey works is simple:

Everyone can donate. Lawyers, judges, court staff, law office professionals and anyone else can help fight hunger through donations. For every $1 that is donated, Community FoodBank of New Jersey is able to provide enough food for up to five meals to those in need.

People are also invited to enter a friendly competition and join or form a fundraising team that will bring groups together with the goal of pushing donations even higher. Already, 18 groups have joined the competition, including teams representing seven of the state’s county bar associations and several law firms and state bar association groups. To learn more, visit njsba.com.

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