Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Companies Needed to Fight Summer Hunger Pangs

Every school day, 18 million kids have a nutritious meal thanks to the free and reduced-cost school lunch program. But the summer is a different story. Only a fraction of those kids receive meals from the summer lunch program, mainly because their communities don’t offer it.

Companies are needed to help. This summer, the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council (BVC) will again be calling on local businesses to host a Brown Bag Buddies food drive, collecting nutritious, kid-friendly food to be distributed through local food pantries. This year, the BVC’s goal is to collect and distribute 10,000 pounds of food from June through August.

In honor of Hunger Awareness Day, the BVC will host a childhood hunger information session and Brown Bag Buddies “how-to” at the upcoming Open House hosted by Hudson City Savings Bank. Since the program was created 10 years ago, Brown Bag Buddies has generated over $220,000 in food, but this year the program has been updated thanks to the efforts of BVC member company BD.

Brown Bag Buddies is made possible through the support of its sponsors:

Please join us for this important event on Tuesday, June 1st from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM at Hudson City Savings Bank, 50 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood. The Open House is free but pre-registration is required. To RSVP, contact Tess Tomasi at (201) 489-9454 ext. 114 or

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