The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is proud to have the support of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Through its BTMU Foundation, it supports our Retail Gleaning Program, which helps to increase the availability of fresh produce and other nutritious foods for CFBNJ’s hunger-relief programs serving low-income households. Through this program, the FoodBank recovers food that is wholesome but might otherwise go to waste because it can’t be sold by the store (for example, as it is nearing the sell-by date or has been discontinued). This fresh food includes fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat and is distributed through our partner charities and FoodBank programs.
The Retail Gleaning Program is one of the key ways CFBNJ meets its commitment to providing healthy food, because of the well-established link between nutrition and health. The FoodBank expects to receive 6.5 million pounds of food from the program in 2015, including 1.3 million pounds of fresh produce.
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. is Japan’s largest bank, with U.S. headquarters in New York. We are grateful to the BTMU Foundation for supporting us in our mission and for helping to provide more healthy food for families in need.