Franklin Food Bank Receives Donation From Unity Bank And Employees

Franklin Food Bank executive director Frank Hasner accepts the commemorative Unity Bank donation from Evrim Cicek, Unity Bank Somerset Relationship Manager. (Photo: Unity Bank.)

The Franklin Food Bank recently received a $1,200 donation from Unity Bank and its employees.

The donation, made through the bank’s Somerset office, was part of $22,800 in donations made to 19 food pantries in New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, according to a press release from the Clinton-base company. The money, a record for the fundraiser, was donated by Unity Bank employees and matched by the bank as part of a special holiday community service project.

“I am extremely proud of the generosity our employees continue to show in this important community service project,” Unity Bank President and CEO James A. Hughes said in the release. “All of these organizations provide vital services to those in need throughout New Jersey and the Lehigh Valley. As a community bank, it is a privilege to be able to support the important work of these food banks.”

In addition to Franklin’s food bank, donations of $1,200 were presented to: FISH Hospitality Program, serving Middlesex, Union, and Somerset Counties, from Middlesex Branch; Flemington Area Food Pantry from Flemington Branch; The Food Bank Network of Somerset County in Bound Brook from North Plainfield Branch; Highland Park Community Food Pantry from Highland Park Branch; Home First Interfaith Housing & Family Services of Plainfield from Scotch Plains Branch; Linden Interfaith Network for Community Service from Linden Branch; NORWESCAP Food Bank of Phillipsburg from Phillipsburg Branch; Open Cupboard Food Pantry of Clinton from Clinton Branch; Readington Area Starfish from Whitehouse Branch; St. Paul Food Pantry of Ramsey from the Ramsey Branch; Samaritan Homeless Interim Program of Somerville from Somerville Branch; South Plainfield Social Services Holiday Project from South Plainfield Branch; St. James Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen in Edison from Edison Branch; Union Food Pantry from Union Branch; Helping Hands Food Pantry of Hillsdale from Emerson Branch; Washington Community Food Pantry from Unity’s Washington Branch; Community School Food Program for Fountain Hill Elementary School/Northampton Community College from the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Branch; and Salvation Army Easton Corps Community Center from Forks Township, Pennsylvania Branch.


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