Huggies & ShopRite Help New Jersey Combat Diaper Need

From July to October, ShopRite and Huggies donated 250,000 diapers to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of the National Diaper Bank Network.  This helps the 1 in 3 families struggling with diaper need in New Jersey.

How you can help:

  • Donate leftover diapers – have leftover diapers your child outgrew? Your local diaper bank can use them! Opened packages are fine, too.
  • Volunteer at a lo200396155-003cal diaper bank – donate your time, skills, experience, education or man power to support (email info@diaperbanknetwork.org to find a place to volunteer near you)
  • Host a diaper drive – every package of diapers you collect and every dollar you raise will impact needy infants and toddlers

The initiative is part of a larger donation of 500,000 diapers and $10,000 to the National Diaper Bank Network to help tackle diaper need—the struggle to provide enough clean diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy.*

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Harrrison Football BeefSteak

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Friday, May 18 at 8 PM at the Harrison/ East Newark ELKS Club

Harrison Football BeefSteak! Friday, May 18th!! Please contact  Mike D’Errico, Mike Gregory, Rudney Antunes, or Bryan Carr for tickets! $60.00 for an individual ticket or $400.00 for a table (8 Seats per table). Ticket includes full course spread and unlimited beer/soft drinks. All checks can be made out to the Harrison Education Foundation. Roll Tide

Red Bulls Autism Awareness Game

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The New York Red Bulls will host Autism Awareness at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, April 21, for our match against Chicago Fire at 3:30 p.m.

A percentage of each ticket purchased through this link will be donated to Autism Speaks. The first 1,500 who purchase through this link  will receive an Autism Awareness scarf. (Donated amounts are not tax deductible by ticket purchasers.)
There will also be a Quiet Room available for families impacted by Autism looking to take a break from the game located in 1935 near section 112 (look for signs to direct you there).

Sensory Sacks will be available in the Quiet Room and in the Sensory Room. Each sensory sack will include a stress ball, a wristband with the child’s seat information and headphones/hearing safe protectors for children.

When purchasing tickets, please note Sections 113-118/213-218 will be the closest seats to the Quiet Room and will most likely be occupied by other families impacted by Autism. Sections 101,102 and 133 are occupied by our Supporters and sections 219 and 220 are occupied by Chicago Supporters.

Comedy Catalyst

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Reserve your spot for the Comedy Catalyst show at Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair on Sunday, December 3, at 7:30 pm (seating at 7 pm) — all to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Please call 973-396-6952 or email fourfourteen@comcast.net to reserve. Tickets are $15 with no food or drink minimum required (cash only). Special guest Sandy Ehlers will be there, as well KP Burke, Robin Siegel Lakin, Jason Liberti, Suzanne Linfante, Tom Mongelli and Donna Vaicels. Natty Bumpercar will host.

Donations of canned proteins, soups and stews, beans and rice, peanut butter, and fruits and vegetables will be collected. Your donation will enter you for a chance to win a special prize. Check out the Facebook event for more.

Friendsgiving

https3a2f2fcdn-evbuc-com2fimages2f374971992f1766188548192f12foriginalIt’s November!!! You Know What That Means It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the year … .We got Greens, Beans, Potatoes ,Tomatoes … Its Thanksgiving!!!!

It’s a Time for Family, Fun and Don’t Forget the Food. Brooklyn Kitchen Beast is Throwing their 1st Annual #FriendsGiving. Where Friends and Family… Especially friends that became family can enjoy the holiday pig out with some food and have some fun.

Join us for this #FriendsGiving Donate a suggested $5 and you too can enjoy this festive event. If you would like to contribute to this event the contact info is on the flyer. Bring yourself and your holiday spirit. And let’s make this #FriendsGiving a #FriendsGiving to remember.

Thu, November 23, 2017

5:30 PM – 9:00 PM PST

LOCATION

65 Manor Drive

Newark, NJ 07106

Community FoodBank Of New Jersey Voted Best Nonprofit

FoodBank_logo_The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the state’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization, was named “Best Nonprofit” by NJBIZ’s inaugural Reader Rankings survey.

According to NJBIZ, thousands of “clients, colleagues and peers of businesses in New Jersey” voted for the best organizations in 52 categories, including philanthropy, health care and real estate.

“What makes the companies listed here distinct is the devotion they inspire among our region’s business leaders,” NJBIZ said.

For more than 40 years, the FoodBank has been on the front lines of combating hunger and poverty across New Jersey, where 1 million residents struggle with food insecurity. The FoodBank provides nutritious food through its community partners – including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters – and through a range of innovative programs that serve food to children, seniors and families in need.

Last year, the FoodBank distributed more than 50 million pounds of food (equivalent to about 42 million meals). Every day, its warehouses in Hillside and Egg Harbor Township see hundreds of volunteers who lend their helping hands and representatives of local organizations who receive food from the FoodBank to distribute among people in their communities. Continue reading