Food & Drink

Press Releases

First-Ever Women's Luncheon To Fight Childhood Hunger

02dc2757cf9efc75b0f9_8c0eaa4abafe503c01dd_Women_s_Luncheon.jpg
02dc2757cf9efc75b0f9_8c0eaa4abafe503c01dd_Women_s_Luncheon.jpg

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will host its first-ever Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit. Due to the generous event sponsorship of Kings Food Markets, and support from the Luncheon’s Chairwomen and others, the FoodBank expects to raise more than $150,000, enough funds to provide over 23,300 Family Packs of weekend food for struggling families across New Jersey.

The event will begin with a volunteer hour at 11 am, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., during which attendees will personally assemble Family Packs for New Jersey households in need. The FoodBank distributes more than 1,600 of these bags every Friday to New Jersey children at risk of hunger. A bag contains five to six pounds of grains, protein and produce to supplement families over the weekend.

The Luncheon will continue with an entertaining Chef - vs - Chef cooking challenge between Chef Ariane Duarte of Ariane Kitchen & Bar and the FoodBank’s own Executive Chef Paul Kapner. Three judges – The Star-Ledger’s Peter Genovese, New Jersey Monthly’s Suzanne Lowery and Jersey Bites’ Deborah Smith – will choose the winning dish made of FoodBank ingredients, while Joanna Gagis, Host of Life & Living and Executive Producer of the Caucus Educational Corporation, emcees the event.

Sign Up for E-News

“It’s difficult to fathom that almost one in five kids in our great state faces hunger,” said Debra Vizzi, President and CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. “The FoodBank fights hunger every day, with a priority to reach these children. Through an array of child feeding programs, we provide hungry kids with the food and tools they need to lead healthy lives. This Luncheon is a fun way for us to raise awareness and funds to support this important work.”

Learn more about the Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon at cfbnj.org/luncheon2017. Media are welcome to attend to cover the event. Please contact Mary Faddoul, Communications Manager, at mfaddoul@cfbnj.org or 908-355-3663 ext. 282 prior to May 10.

ABOUT: The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America®, provides people across the state with food, help and hope. The FoodBank distributed over 43 million pounds of food last year to its more than 1,000 community partners including pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, mobile pantries, and child and senior feeding programs. More than 4.7 million times a year, someone in need is fed by the FoodBank’s network of partners. For our neighbors, especially families, and for the volunteers and donors who support them, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the powerful change agent that fills the emptiness caused by hunger with the basic human essentials that people need to survive.

CONTACT: Mary Faddoul, Communications Manager, mfaddoul@cfbnj.org / 908-355-3663 ext. 282​

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Denville

Talking Baseball in Februrary; Roxbury Teen Keeps Swinging for Cancer Patients

February 23, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Major League pitchers and catchers reported for their first workouts last week, one sign that baseball season is on its way. Another: The beginning of Roxbury High School student Landon Monro's annual effort to register players and sponsors for his anti-cancer baseball tournament.

The 5th Annual Landon Monro Stand Up to Cancer tournament ...

Adults Who Interact With Teens Offered Free Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

February 23, 2018

With teenage suicide rates on an upswing, a barrage of tragedies in the news, and the heightened pressures of adolescence in a media-frenzied world, it’s more important than ever for caring adults to know how to intervene effectively.

Morris County again this year is funding Youth Mental Health First Aid training through NewBridge Services for adults who regularly interact with children ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, February 24, 8:00 PM

The Red Mill , Clinton

A Night at The Red Mill Paranormal Investigation

Arts & Entertainment Other

Carousel_image_96a04fccc3c32f4540b7_charlie-zahm-and-tad-marks_sm

Sat, March 10, 7:30 PM

Investors Bank Theater, Succasunna

Charlie Zahm

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, March 10, 7:30 PM

Chatham United Methodist Church, Chatham

Masterwork Chorus to Perform All-Bernstein Concert

Arts & Entertainment

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb (Altria, 2015)

 

Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered the Dumb Supper and what had happened there. That was the cause of it, they said, because the ritual wasn't a game after all. It really was magic, but magic has rules, and she broke them. Even when they call it a 'senseless tragedy,' people always try to find a ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...