PATERSON, NJ - On December 11 Eva’s Village, New Jersey’s most comprehensive anti-poverty organization, will welcome a volunteer team from Stryker, Mahwah, to serve the noon meal in its kitchen program. Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, provided a sponsorship to the “Fund-A-Meal” program to provide meals for community members in need.
The “Fund-A-Meal” program provides the opportunity for corporate teams to sponsor a meal in Eva’s Kitchen and to serve the meal on the day of their sponsorship. “We have expanded our kitchen to accommodate the overwhelming numbers of people coming for a hot meal each day,” commented Donna Marie Fico, Director of Marketing & Education. “We are in need of funding to provide the meals as well as volunteer teams to serve them, and this corporate team building effort answers those needs.” Stryker participated in our teambuilding Bond, Boost and Build program in the past and their willingness to become a Fund-A-Meal sponsor signifies not only their support of Eva’s, but also their commitment to corporate citizenship.
Eva’s Village strives to feed a hot lunch to all that come to their door each day (365 days/year), serving more than 139,000 lunches/year. The soup kitchen program at Eva’s Village, has experienced more than a 23% increase since 2007.
About Eva’s Village
Founded by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in 1982 as a response to the poor and homeless in Paterson, NJ, Eva’s Village is a non-profit comprehensive social service organization with a mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide free medical and dental care to the poor. Through almost three decades of service, Eva’s Village has established a unique record in facing community challenges and changing the lives of the hungry, homeless and addicted. It has grown from a simple soup kitchen to become the most respected anti-poverty program in New Jersey. Eva’s Village now includes fourteen integrated programs housed in numerous buildings spanning several city blocks in Downtown Paterson.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives.
For more information on the “Fund-A- Meal” Program, contact: Cyndi Roberson, Government & Community Relations Specialist– Phone: (973) 523-6220 Ext. 226 or email Cyndi.Roberson@evasvillage.org.