QuickChek Helps Fight Hunger During Pandemic | Volunteers Help Community Foodbank Of N.J. Provide Needed Meals
HILLSIDE, NJ — Continuing its efforts to help those in need during the ongoing pandemic, a team of volunteers from QuickChek packed nearly 200 cases of meals on April 22 to aid the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s efforts to feed local communities across the state.
Thirteen volunteers from the fresh convenience market chain’s corporate headquarters in Whitehouse Station, NJ and from local QuickChek stores spent two hours sorting and repacking cases of donated food in the food bank’s warehouse.
Since March 2020, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) has been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19’s devastating effects on New Jersey residents. Attempts to mitigate the spread of this disease has resulted in the gutting of several industries that comprise the backbone of the state’s economy with a heavy toll on individual and family finances.
As nearly a million people in the area lapse into food insecurity, QuickChek’s ongoing volunteer efforts help area food banks to be there with food, help, and hope for our neighbors in need, 4 in 10 of whom are seeking assistance for the first time. These efforts also assist in the food bank’s mission to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long term solutions.
The QuickChek team of volunteers helped sort and repack donated food and non-perishables in the CFBNJ warehouse, which supplies food to more than 1,000 partner agencies across the state. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters, and child and senior feeding programs, which provide food to neighbors in need in their local communities.
Last year, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey distributed food for over 66 million meals, 22% of which was fresh produce. The food bank also addresses hunger as a health issue by providing more fruits and vegetables, nutrition education, and medical screenings, to inspire positive lifestyles.
“We’re proud to continue our support of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and through the volunteer efforts of our team members, continue to help our neighbors in need during this crisis,” said QuickChek Vice President of Marketing & Operations Don Leech.
The iconic convenience store chain enjoys a long history of giving back to the neighborhoods and communities it serves.
In addition to supplying much-need manpower through volunteer days at area food banks throughout the year, QuickChek has raised more than $858,000 in the seven years it has been a partner of the Check-Out Hunger campaign that takes place ahead of the winter holidays each year.
A division of Murphy USA, QuickChek has 157 store locations throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island, which have remained open during the pandemic to meet people’s needs for fresh food, products and services in a safe shopping environment, whether it’s in-store, mobile ordering through the QuickChek Deals & Rewards app, via Curbside Pickup, or delivery through DoorDash and Grubhub.
To learn more about QuickChek and its support of its communities, visit www.quickchek.com.
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