Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Warm Chili Warms the Heart

On one of the snowiest days of a snowy season, volunteers from the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) served up a hearty chili-and-cornbread lunch to 200 Bergen County residents who are homeless. The lunch was part of the County’s Project Homeless Connect, an annual outreach program to provide access to resources and support to persons currently experiencing homelessness. The event was held at the Bergen County Community Action Partnership Drop-InCenter in Hackensack.

Volunteers, as well as financial support for the lunch, were provided by Fabulous Foods, Hunter Douglas, Quest Diagnostics, United Water, Hudson City Savings Bank, and The Buckingham at Norwood.

Is your company doing well by doing good? For information on how to get involved in the BVC, contact Tess Tomasi at (201) 489-9454 ext. 114 or at ttomasi@bergenvolunteers.org.

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