Hunger hurts even more during the holidays, which is why the FoodBank is grateful for corporate partners like Wells Fargo, who help to encourage charitable giving during this critical time of year.
Through our relationship with Feeding America, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey will receive food and funds collected during Wells Fargo’s 2018 holiday campaign. Until December 31, supporters can donate online or through any Wells Fargo ATM, and Wells Fargo will match up to $1 million dollars to be distributed among all Feeding America food banks. At each of their 5,700 branches nationwide, Wells Fargo will also be collecting nonperishable food to help us and other food banks provide holiday meals for people in need.
“Wells Fargo’s 2018 holiday campaign is well-rounded in its approach to fighting hunger during the holidays. We’re thrilled to be a part of it.” said Carlos Rodriguez, President & CEO of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
Working with the FoodBank to address hunger during the holidays is a Wells Fargo tradition, as some of our agencies have benefitted from their annual Holiday Soup Kitchen Initiative for six years and counting. This initiative provides funds to soup kitchens and food pantries throughout New Jersey for the holiday season.
Wells Fargo employees are also committed volunteers year-round, who visit the FoodBank regularly–most recently during their week of service at the end of November. This year alone, they’ve spent nearly 200 hours sorting and repacking food for distribution to our neighbors in need.
“It’s really truly inspiring for us,” said Brian LaGrua, Senior Director of Brokerage for the Northeast, who recently volunteered at the FoodBank with his regional team of Wells Fargo managers. “To hear the stories of the people that this food bank has trained and put back to work in our communities is really powerful.”
Furthering their year-round commitment to fighting hunger with healthy food, Wells Fargo also provides funding for our produce distributions.
“It’s really important to Wells Fargo to give back to our communities,” LaGrua told us.
For more information on how your company can get involved, please contact Debby Scheinholtz, Director of Corporate Relations, at 908-242-3951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.