Wednesday, January 19, 2011

NJ First Lady Gives Food Bank A Boost

New Jersey’s First Lady, Mary Pat Christie packs a box with food for distribution following The Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s announcement of its $15 million capital campaign. 
Honoring their work in fighting hunger and poverty in the Garden State, First Lady Mary Pat today helped kick-off of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s new $15 million capital campaign. This year, the FoodBank is partnering with members of the financial services community to spur participation and support to help renovate, expand and update its existing facilities and warehouse assets.
“Kathleen DiChiara and her team at the Community FoodBank have done a wonderful job to ensure that New Jersey families in need have a meal on the table,” said First Lady Mary Pat Christie. “Now is the perfect opportunity for the private sector to step in to assist those efforts and I commend David Tepper of Appaloosa Management, L.P. for getting involved and spearheading this capital campaign that ultimately will help so many people in our communities.”
As the state’s largest distributor of food products to nonprofit agencies, Community FoodBank helps to feed more than 900,000 people through 1,500 member agencies in 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. From 2008-2010, food distribution by Community FoodBank grew by more than 60 percent. Last year alone, the organization supplied 37 million pounds of food to people in need.
Other organizations participating in this year’s capital campaign include the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Chatham Asset Management, LLC, The PNC Bank Foundation, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Blenheim Capital Management, LLC, Columbus Hill Capital Management, L.P., Redwood Capital Management, LLC and Sandalwood Securities, Inc.
Learn more about Community FoodBank of New Jersey at

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