New Jersey lawyers pledge to fight hunger

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For Immediate Release

Kate Coscarelli
Sr. Managing Director, Communications

NJSBA to launch Lawyers Feeding New Jersey effort today
NEW BRUNSWICK: The New Jersey State Bar Association kicked off a two-month effort to raise money to fight hunger. The fundraising campaign, called Lawyers Feeding New Jersey, starts today. 

With 1.2 million people confronting hunger, including 400,000 children, New Jersey is facing a crisis, said NJSBA President Paris P. Eliades. 

"This is heartbreaking and unacceptable. No one should be hungry,” he said. 

Lawyers Feeding New Jersey calls on the association’s 18,000 members, their friends, colleagues and coworkers, and everyone else in the legal community to do something about this emergency. 

All tax-deductible proceeds will benefit Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which is the state’s leading organization to address hunger. It works with food banks and affiliates across New Jersey.

“Our goal is to donate as many meals as possible to those who find themselves in less-fortunate circumstances. Let’s work together to fight hunger in New Jersey,” said Eliades. 

Diane Riley, the director of advocacy at the community food bank said the time to help is now: “More people are coming more often to pantries and other feeding programs because they are forced to use their ever-eroding resources to pay for other critical needs such as housing, transportation and medicine, with little or nothing left over for food.“

The way Lawyers Feeding New Jersey works is simple:

Anyone 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 about 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. 

To learn more and watch a video about the project, visit