Corporate Partner Spotlight: Terumo

Terumo Medical Corporation was founded with a mission of contributing to society, which they’ve accomplished as a dedicated CFBNJ Corporate Impact Partner. 

Over the past five years, Terumo has made several generous financial donations, providing support for our programs and our special events. They’ve also hosted fundraisers and food drives and volunteered at our warehouse to get hands-on in the fight against hunger. 

“Terumo has supported CFBNJ with food, funds, and volunteerism – providing all three of our most critical resources,” said Carlos Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. “Such a deep and comprehensive partnership is so meaningful – to us and to the neighbors we serve.” 

While their first volunteer visit was back in 2013, Terumo began to come in consistently in 2017, and their visits became more frequent as time went on. In 2019 alone, they came to the FoodBank five times, volunteering for close to 450 hours.  

When pandemic restrictions presented obstacles for corporate volunteers, they took the full initiative to transition from volunteering regularly to participating in existing campaigns and hosting their own fundraisers. Though they could no longer be with us in person, they were committed to continuing their support of our mission. 

Last year, Terumo participated in the Dinner in a Bag Fundraiser at our Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon, raising over $1,000, while also sponsoring the luncheon itself. This year, Terumo took part in our Women Fighting Hunger’s #GreatBigDiaperDrive campaign, collecting over 1,900 diapers and 2,800 baby wipes, creams, and other necessities. They also raised $1,000 in funds, with which CFBNJ can acquire 6,000 more diapers to help the 1 in 3 American families struggling with diaper need.