Giving Back

July 11, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - New Jerseyans who support people with developmental disabilities know that they make a difference every day by helping the people they work with.  Staff at Community Access Unlimited have supported members through a pandemic-complicated year of day program closures and other ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - An annual tradition returned to Union County on Saturday with the Community Access Unlimited Ira Geller Walkathon. The event raises funds every year to support CAU services for people with disabilities and youth at risk in New Jersey. Members of the agency, staff and supporters ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - New Jerseyans are invited to walk, run or roll in Warinanco Park on Saturday at the CAU Ira Geller Walkathon. The event starts at 10 am and registration details are available at charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2021walkathon and at caunj.org. Walker or runner tickets are $30 ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - A group of volunteers from Westfield’s Temple Emanu-El recently volunteered at the Community Food Bank of NJ (CFBNJ) in Hillside to help assemble after-school meals for children in the center’s kitchen, and sort and pack food supplies in the voluminous warehouse. “Temple Emanu-El ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Registration is now open for the Community Access Unlimited virtual Ira Geller Walkathon.   The Community Access Unlimited virtual Ira Geller Walkathon runs the week of June 21-June 26. On June 26, individuals living near Warinanco Park in Roselle are invited to walk, run or roll ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Union County Office of Veteran Services presented its Vietnam War Veterans Award to former servicemen who served in Southeast Asia -- including Sgt. Bill G. Moore of Hillside.   Each municipality nominated Vietnam vets to be honored at the Veteran Social Mixer held at the ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) held its annual Blue Jean Ball virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. to raise money for hunger-relief efforts.  This year’s Blue Jean Ball, the first-ever to be held online, drew nearly 400 attendees and raised more than $1.2 ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners recognized 55 women with the 2021 Union County SHero Award, including Mayor Dahlia Vertreese and Lawanna Wade of Hillside. The award is administered by the Union County Office on Women, and was created to help raise awareness about the ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ —The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ), Mercer Street Friends, and NORWESCAP recently announced the selection of 292 partner food pantries, soup kitchens, and other local food assistance charities to receive grants through a $3.5 million investment in network capacity. Awards ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The cleanup scheduled for last Sunday, April 25, was canceled, but community members showed up anyway, determined to clean up Conant Park. In under two hours, four volunteers collected 310 pounds of garbage from the forest and Elizabeth River.  Much of the trash consisted of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - A GoFundMe fundraising campaign has been established for two women who were found murdered on Tuesday.  Funds are being sought for the funeral expenses of Karen and Wanita, who both leave behind children.  To join the effort, click here. To read the original story, click ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - One year after COVID-19 struck New Jersey, shutting the entire state down and precipitating an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is releasing a special report on a year’s worth of activity in response to the pandemic. The report, ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - On February 13, members of the North Jersey chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association volunteered at the Community FoodBank in Hillside, New Jersey, where they packed approximately 900 bags of food. With each bag weighing approximately five pounds, and a meal equivalent being ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - A blood drive will be held on Monday, March 1, 2021, at the Hillside Recreation Department from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The Recreation Department is located at 274 Hillside Avenue in Hillside.  Appointments are required. To make an appointment, visit ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) will host its Fifth Annual Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon virtually on Friday, March 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With no food or beverage costs at this year’s online event, one hundred percent of the Luncheon’s expenses will be ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - On Jan. 16, 2021, twelve youths from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of North Jersey packed over 120 boxes to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, New Jersey. Each box carried approximately 25 pounds of food.  Established in 1939, Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyya USA (MKA ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Seventeen local and area nonprofit organizations will receive a total of more than $305,000 in grants from The Summit Foundation, support which will help provide food, shelter, education, arts, culture, and health programs and services. In 2020, The Summit Foundation’s support of ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — WSOU 89.5 FM, the student-run radio station at Seton Hall University, raised a total of $1,050 to donate to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) in Hillside. The station’s donation will be used by the CFBNJ to provide 3,150 meals to those in need. Students, alumni, and ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Four leagues that are members of the Super Football Conference – Big North, Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League (HCIAL), Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), and Super Essex Conference (SEC) – recently presented a $1,000 donation to the Community FoodBank of New ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Nicholas Vicidomini, a young boy with autism, has been named an honorary fireman with the Hillside Fire Department.  Vicidomini was recently asked to leave Christ the King Church in Hillside because he was playing and making noise. Upon hearing the story, Hillside Councilman ...

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