NJCPA Food Drive

Hosted by the Emerging Leaders Council

Monday, Sept. 16, through Friday, Nov. 15

The NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey which works to provide support to more than 1,600 agency programs in the fight against hunger and poverty. The goal is to collect 3,000 pounds of nonperishable items and canned goods – surpassing last year’s collection of 2,900 pounds.

New! Contribute Online

New this year, you can participate in the food drive virtually!

Contribute Online 

Collection Locations

You can drop off non-perishable food donations at the following locations now through November 19:

  • Cherry Hill — Alloy Silverstein | 900 North Kings Highway, Suite 100 
  • Cranford — PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP | 20 Commerce Drive 
  • East Brunswick — Wilkin & Guttenplan | 1200 Tices Lane
  • East Hanover — Friedman LLP | 100 Eagle Rock Avenue, Suite 200 
  • Edison — Mazars USA LLP | 399 Thornall Street, 3rd Floor
  • Hackensack — Prager Metis | 401 Hackensack Avenue, 4th Floor
  • Moorestown — Gold Gerstein Group LLC | 505 Pleasant Valley Avenue 
  • Northfield — Capaldi Reynolds & Pelosi CPAs, P.A. | 332 Tilton Road  
  • Roseland — New Jersey Society of CPAs | 105 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 300
  • Woodbridge — The Green Group | 900 Route Nine, 6th Floor, Suite 601 
  • Woodbury — Bowman & Company | 6 North Broad Street, Suite 201

Contact Arianna Magrini to have your organization included.

Volunteer at the FoodBank

We're looking for at least 25 people to volunteer at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside from 5:30 to 7:30pm on Tuesday, Nov. 12.  Activities range from food sorting to working in their kids division. 

Sign up 

Collection Events

Donations also will be collected at the following events: 
11/13/19Annual Update and Practice Issues for Preparation, Compilation, and Review EngagementsRoseland
11/13/19Accounting & Auditing Standards Interest Group Meeting & Technical SessionEdison
11/14/19CFO Series: Strategy and Critical Thinking SkillsRoseland
11/15/19Mercer Chapter - Accounting & Auditing UpdateWest Windsor
11/15/19Passaic County Chapter - Annual Tax SeminarPaterson
11/15/19How to Settle a Client's EstateWebcast & Roseland


Questions? 

Contact Arianna Magrini at amagrini@njcpa.org or 862-702-5629.
Food Drive

FOOD DRIVE FACTS

What exactly is a food drive?
A food drive is an organized effort by individuals, families or groups to collect food and grocery product, usually within a given time period, for donation to the hungry.

Why have a food drive?
There are all too many people here in New Jersey who have been left behind despite economic growth –the child from a low income family, a family often headed by a struggling single parent – the elderly woman living on tea and toast toward the end of the month in order to meet the rent – the working poor struggling to keep the family together, the unemployed, the disabled, the abused, the homeless.

What role does the Community Food Bank of New Jersey fill?
The Community Foodbank solicits food donations in order to warehouse and supply food and grocery product to New Jersey charities that carry on the vital work of feeding our less fortunate neighbors.

Where does the food go?
Food is supplied to feeding programs at some 1,500 non-profit charities in 19 New Jersey Counties. The charities include soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, food banks, after school programs and senior centers among others. Many of those who are helped require temporary assistance – a hand up due to a sudden illness, a loss of a job or some other catastrophe. Others, because of their circumstances, will always require assistance.

Are some foods more desirable than others?
Yes, canned and non-perishable items are desirable primarily because of their long shelf life. High protein items are preferred. Please see the “Most Wanted” list.

Will I really make a difference?
Absolutely! The assistance that The Community Foodbank provides would simply not be possible without the help of concerned people like you. Together, we will make a difference.