Neighbors Helping Neighbors Partner Highlight: New Jersey State Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association members posing outside a building.

The New Jersey State Bar Association launched its Lawyers Feeding New Jersey campaign in 2014.

We are so proud that in nearly a decade, our members have raised over $100,000 to feed food insecure New Jerseyans.

Each year we have a new president who brings a different set of goals to their tenure, but all have shared a commitment to providing healthy food to those of our neighbors in need.

Timothy F. McGoughran, NJSBA President 2023-2024 said: “Hunger is a pervasive issue in New Jersey that far too many people and families struggle with. In the long-term fight to end food insecurity, we believe that with continued support, the state’s legal community can continue to move the needle in ensuring that no person or family should worry about their next meal.”

The NJSBA partnered with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey because it is the state’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization, providing food and assistance for decades and works all over the state.

Over the years, the NJSBA has held in-person and virtual food and fundraising drives, hosted events at the Hillside headquarters of CFBNJ, and included fundraising components in our continuing education seminars. The heart of our fundraising efforts has been our ongoing virtual campaign. We share information on our homepage, in our email messages to the 16,000 members of the Association and are humbled to have several members who make giving to the campaign a regular part of their professional lives.

Lawyers, at their heart, are caregivers. They provide information and assistance to clients every day. They also know first-hand the challenges that many people confront, especially in uncertain economic times. It means a great deal to our members to help people in need. And we look forward to raising even more funds and awareness.