GLEN ROCK, NJ - "Blizzard Bags" from Community Meals Inc. will provide comfort and the warmth of food this winter season when weather may inhibit the delivery of food to those in need.
Community Meals Inc., a non-profit 501(c)3 with an office at the Community Church in Glen Rock, assembled the Blizzard Bags, which are emergency food kits for the times when Community Meals Inc. volunteers cannot deliver meals to their clients, usually due to weather.
In what has become a tradition in late November, the Blizzard Bag Committee, led by Mindy Frangulova this year, convenes to pack the bags with non-perishable foods that could sustain one for a day or two, maybe three.
The Blizzard Bags are heavy and Community Meals volunteers and the Board of Directors welcomed the delivery assistance from ten KPMG employees from the Montvale campus over a two-day period in early December.
KPMG is very committed to 'giving back', according to company officials, particularly to surrounding community organizations.
Based in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, KPMG is a network of firms in 154 countries, with 207,050 people and has three lines of services: financial audit, tax, and advisory, according to Internet sources. The name "KPMG" stands for "Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler".
The firm not only "gives back" monetarily, company officials said, but through their 'KPMG INVOLVE' Program. The company encourages their employees to participate in a targeted number of volunteer outreach hours per year, serving the causes that matter most to them and to their communities.
"Thank you to KPMG volunteers for choosing CMI," said Stacey Gilmartin, Community Meals, Inc. Publicity & Marketing Chairperson. We are hopeful that this collaboration will grow into an ongoing relationship."