Giving Back

Press Releases

Save the Date To Help Put Food on the Table of North Jersey Families in Need -- Action Against Hunger™ Food Drive, October 5

ad9ab68dbe5b26adf416_AAH_logo.png
ad9ab68dbe5b26adf416_AAH_logo.png

WOODLAND PARK, N.J. (September 2, 2014) The North Jersey Media Group Foundation’s 23rd Annual Action Against Hunger™ Food Drive is scheduled for Sunday, October 5, 2014, from noon to 4 p.m. It’s been five years since the economy took a drastic downturn, and although there are signs of improvement, hunger continues to be critical for many children and families.[1] With cuts in assistance, food banks are struggling to keep enough food stocked to help the thousands in need. In New Jersey, about 879,000 (or 10 percent) of our neighbors live in poverty, and the rate of hunger in children’s lives is even more shocking at 14 percent. This rate has continued to increase dramatically since the recession hit.[2]  The need for food and cash is dire. The food drive provides a chance for food donations that can be made at over 100 locations across northern New Jersey, including most local supermarkets. Cash donations can be mailed or made online.

Startling New Jersey statistics are:

  • Food insecurity affects 14 percent of all people (1.2 million) and 19 percent of all children (383,000).[3]
  • This year New Jersey, which ranks among the ten worst-rated states in reaching SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) eligible people, saw a .66 percent increase (from 891,684 to 897,138) in program participants between March and April.[4]
  • The new changes in SNAP are expected to affect 159,000 New Jersey households, adding to the strain already put on food pantries and social service organizations.[5]

The lead local emergency food-providing agencies that will get food packages to people in need by distributions through 65 local providers include Center for Food Action, Bergen County; CUMAC/ECHO, Passaic County; MEND, Essex County; and the Interfaith Food Pantry, Morris County.

Sign Up for E-News

Tax-deductible cash donations can be made online at www.ActionAgainstHunger.com or mailed to North Jersey Media Group Foundation, P.O. Box 75, Hackensack, NJ 07602-9192.  For more information about the drive, drop-off sites and how you can help, please visit www.ActionAgainstHunger.com or call 973-569-7683.

Action Against Hunger™ sponsors include 1010 WINS, A&P, Foodtown, Hackensack University Medical Center, Kings, Pathmark, Scott Graphics, ShopRite, and Stop & Shop.

About North Jersey Media Group Foundation

The North Jersey Media Group Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing charitable funding and services to make a significant difference in the lives of North Jersey residents. It is the charitable arm of North Jersey Media Group.
 

About North Jersey Media Group

North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) is an independent, family-owned media company providing local news, information and services to the residents of North Jersey. The company is best known for its flagship daily newspaper, The Record. Stephen Borg, president of NJMG, is the fourth generation of his family to act as publisher of the award-winning newspaper, which is at the center of the company’s extensive local news-gathering operations in print and online. NJMG also publishes the Herald News, more than 40 community newspapers, and a family of glossy magazines, including the popular (201), Bergen County’s first and only monthly magazine. All of the publications contribute breaking news, features, columns and local information to NorthJersey.com. The company also owns Bergen.com, showcasing the people, places and events that make Bergen County unique.

North Jersey Media Group also includes a state-of-the-art printing facility, which produces its own publications and those of select other publishers.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Chatham

Upcoming Events

Fri, August 10, 6:00 PM

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, Madison

Downtown Concert Series: Mama D & The Vexations

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_8ab0795d7266f1cbd501_9f7a7a4ff4becf97e74c_regwalk_skyrw_9.30.18_email-1

Sun, September 30, 8:00 AM

College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown

Walk to Fight Alzheimer's

Giving Back Health & Wellness

A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, July 9 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Please note that the library will be closed on Sundays now through Labor Day weekend

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Our summer program is in full swing.  This week we are starting some of our most popular children’s programs, Chess for Kids and sewing classes with Miss Polly.  Children will also enjoy a visit from a special guest, Queen Maria Isabella from Medieval Times.  Teens ...

Longtime Chatham Resident Passes the Torch to Current Residents

July 13, 2018

To the Editor,

I moved to Chatham from Ohio in 1961 and left just over a year or so ago. My daughters went through the school system and one of them still lives there with her son.

Clearly, we found the Library and local educational opportunities to our liking. 

When it came to giving back to the community, I chose to support the Library and served as a Board member for 15 ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 18

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll find out how accessing care at Atlantic Health System is now easier, more affordable and closer to home than ever, learn which item from the produce aisle could be the newest weapon against cancer, see what Atlantic Health System, the New York Times and Instagram all have in common and much more.

 

 

Video: Point View's Petrides Talks Netflix's Cash Burn as Company Reports Earnings

July 16, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Cheddar.com discussing Netflix's earnings report and why the streaming service should dilute shareholders to plug its cash burn.

cheddar.com/videos/netflix-earnings-preview

​​​​​​For more than 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been ...

5 Simple Ways to Save Water this Summer

According to the L.A. Times, the average American uses an estimated 98 gallons of water EACH day.  

Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

1. Unless you are using it, turn the faucet off. How many of us still leave the water running while we shave or brush our teeth?According to ...