Blue Jean Ball

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Date: May 13, 2021
End Date: May 13, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Virtual Event
2021-05-13 2021-05-13 Europe/London Blue Jean Ball Blue Jean Ball Virtual Event

At the Blue Jean Ball 2021, our partners in disaster and pandemic relief, our supporters from communities throughout New Jersey, and our anti-hunger advocates who share their voice in support of hungry families, celebrated the unprecedented commitment to service and humanity. It was an evening where we made a difference, united, together.

The Blue Jean Ball 2021 raised over $1.3 million for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. We are humbled and heartened to have so much support as we work to provide Food, Help and Hope to our neighbors in need.

Blue Jean Ball Highlights & Photos

Blue Jean Ball 2021

Collage of photos from virtual Blue Jean Ball

Because of the generosity of sponsors, honorees, performers, and nearly 400 virtual attendees, we raised over $1.3 million for CFBNJ’s mission during this time when it’s needed most. THANK YOU to all who attended and supported the beloved annual event!

Special thanks to event chairs Alma DeMetropolis, Polly & Terry O’Toole, Patty & Chris Perry, Roby & Josh Weinreich.

HONOREES

FOOD AWARD

Stop & Shop

HELP AWARD

First Lady of New Jersey Tammy Snyder Murphy
New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund

HOPE AWARD

Partners in Disaster & Pandemic

Thank you, sponsors:

BLUE JEAN HERO
Bank of America
Wayne Paglieri
Stop & Shop
Manny & Mila Teixeira Foundation Inc.

DENIM DIAMOND
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

DUNGAREE IDOL
Luing Family Foundation
Polly and Terry O’Toole
Roby and Josh Weinreich
Josh Weston
Wilf Family Foundations

BOOT CUT SAVIOR
Dottie Litwin-Brief and Donald Brief
Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation
Frances Burns and Richard S. Nitzberg
Patty and Chris Perry/Broadridge
PNC
Prudential

BELL BOTTOM BENEFACTOR
Alma DeMetropolis
D’Maris & Joseph Dempsey and Melanie & Alan Levitan
ESM Ferolie Group/ Beacon United Brokers
Pamela and Andrew Federbusch
Jill and Cameron Gateman
Goya Foods
Mazars
New York Giants
Peerless Beverage Company
Pfizer
PSEG
Eileen and Les Quick
Wakefern Food Corp.

Blue Jean Ball 2019

Heartwarming support from all fronts plus months of planning with our devoted partners, the Blue Jean Ball 2019 came to an end with more than $1.36 million raised to help the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to continue providing Food, Help and Hope to our hungry neighbors.

Special thanks to our event chairs Alma DeMetropolis, Patty & Chris Perry, Liz & Tom Pryma and Roby & Josh Weinreich and the Board of the FoodBank for their leadership.

CFBNJ logo made out of flowers
Table setting featuring yellow flowers and a blue background

Photos by Turtlebox Pictures.

FOOD AWARD

WAKEFERN FOOD CORP.
One of our founding partners, Wakefern Food Corp., a retail cooperative, is the largest food donor to the FoodBank. Wakefern and the fifty member families that own and operate ShopRite, Price Rite Marketplace, Dearborn Market and The Fresh Grocer stores also provide leading financial support and engage thousands of employees in our volunteer efforts while bringing awareness to the issue of hunger in their stores.

HELP AWARD

JUDY & JOSH WESTON
Judy and Josh Weston are two of the FoodBank’s most dedicated philanthropic leaders. For decades, their unwavering guidance has been instrumental in maximizing our impact as we nourish our hungry neighbors in need.

HOPE AWARD

SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP FOUNDATION AND SEVEN AGENCY PARTNERS
Our collaboration with Summit Medical Group Foundation on the pilot initiative – Food, Health and Hope: An Answer to Diabetes, helps clients with diabetes by providing a twelve month program offering health screenings, diabetes-friendly food and nutrition education. Agency partners being honored include: Father English Community Center; FOCUS: Hispanic Center for Community Development, Inc; House of Prayer Baptist Church Food Pantry; Interfaith Food Pantry of the Oranges; Salvation Army of Plainfield; SDA Church of the Oranges; Solid Rock Baptist Church Food Pantry.

Blue Jean Ball 2018

Thanks to the event chairs, sponsors, and more than 450 attendees, the All New Blue Jean Ball raised more than $1.1 million to support CFBNJ’s mission! The event featured food truck fun with Premio Foods, Compass Group, Harvest Restaurant Group, and Stone Soup, our own on-site catering service. The formal program was emceed by Adam Sank of The Adam Sank Show and included dinner, an awards ceremony, comedy by Colin Jost (co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update), and an appearance by special guest Jon Bon Jovi. We are so grateful for our sponsors: JP Morgan Chase & Co, Appaloosa Management LP, and Nokota Management LP

A chef puts seasoning on food arranged in front of a food truck

Congratulations again to our honorees:

FOOD AWARD

Goya Foods, Inc.

HELP AWARD

David Tepper, Founder & President of Appaloosa LP

HOPE AWARD

Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Prudential Financial, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Wakefern Food Corporation, Lafayette Elementary School, Kean University, Seton Hall Preparatory School, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Bob Griffin, Carol Haws, Betsey Bernhardt, and Nancy & John Shaw.