CLINTON, N.J. (December 13, 2019) – Unity Bank and its employees have donated a record total of $28,500 to 19 food pantries in New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The funds were contributed by Unity Bank employees and matched by the bank as part of a special annual holiday community service project that was started more than 10 years ago.
“I am extremely proud of the generosity our employees continue to show in this important community service project, which seems to break donation records every year,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “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 organizations.”
Donations of $1,500 will be presented in early December to a local food bank by each of Unity’s 19 community branches, including: FISH Hospitality Program in Piscataway, 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; Franklin Township Food Bank from Somerset 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; Sacred Heart Social Concerns Ministry in South Plainfield from South Plainfield Branch; Alliance Center for Independence Food Pantry 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; Northampton Community College’s HOPE Food Pantry from the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Branch; and Salvation Army Easton Corps Community Center from Forks Township, Pennsylvania Branch.