FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 29, 2016
Contact: Kate Coscarelli
Senior Managing Director of Communications
NEW BRUNSWICK: The New Jersey State Bar Association’s Lawyers Feeding New Jersey campaign raised enough money to provide enough food for more than 100,000 meals for residents without enough to eat.
Lawyers Feeding New Jersey was a two-month virtual effort to fight hunger that ended Feb. 26.
Over 200 lawyers, law firms, and legal organizations, donated to the effort. All donations benefited Community FoodBank of New Jersey, which works with food banks and affiliates across New Jersey.
“I am so deeply grateful to all of my colleagues in the New Jersey State Bar Association and this great profession who contributed to Lawyers Feeding New Jersey 2016 to provide food for the 1.1 million residents of our state who don’t have enough. Together, we have accomplished something special. This is the perfect example of the kind of willingness to work for the betterment of our society that is integral to what it means to be a lawyer,” said NJSBA President Miles S. Winder III.
Officials from the Community FoodBank of New Jersey cheered the effort.
“I applaud their extraordinary effort, and am grateful for their generous gift from Lawyers Feeding New Jersey. From early January through late February, the NJSBA worked every day to help raise awareness about hunger in our state, and encouraged people to donate. The lawyers of this State walk proudly with us as ambassadors to feed the hungry,” said Debra Vizzi, the organization’s president and CEO.
The teams and individuals who contributed the most to the campaign will be recognized at a ceremony this spring.