The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) has launched its fourteenth annual food drive to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Both physical and online donations will be accepted at various locations throughout the state now through Nov. 16.
The Community FoodBank serves 15 counties in the state, distributing food to charities, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, food pantries and other places of need. It provides more than 90 million meals through its network every year.
Financial donations can be made online at njcpa.org/fooddrive. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped off at the office locations listed below or by appointment at the NJCPA offices in Roseland (contact Susan Dyer at email@example.com or 862-702-5609). The following organizations are participating:
- Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co. | 900 N. Kings Highway, Suite 100, Cherry Hill
- Aprio, LLP | 310 Passaic Avenue, Suite 301, Fairfield
- CFGI | 340 Madison Ave., #3, New York, NY
- Deloitte & Touche LLP | 100 Kimball Drive, Parsippany
- Gold Gerstein Group | 505 Pleasant Valley Ave, Moorestown
- Mazars USA LLP | 399 Thornall Street, 3rd Floor, Edison
- Nisivoccia LLP | 200 Valley Road, Suite 300, Mount Arlington
- Paymedia, LLC | 383 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 2A, East Hanover
- PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP | 20 Commerce Dr., #301, Cranford
- SKC & Co. CPAs, LLC | | 1 Mars Court, Suite 1, Boonton Township
- Smolin, Lupin & Co., LLC | 165 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield
- WilkinGuttenplan | 1200 Tices Lane, East Brunswick
- Wiss & Company, LLP | 100 Campus Dr., Suite 400, Florham Park
The food drive is hosted by the NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council, an appointed leadership group that addresses the needs of NJCPA members with up to 10 years of experience, including aspiring CPAs and new licensees. The Council is looking to meet or exceed 2022’s collection of approximately 2,500 pounds of nonperishable items and canned goods and more than $35,000 in monetary contributions. Since 2010, the NJCPA has donated more than 20,000 pounds of food to the FoodBank.
“Stamping out hunger in New Jersey is everyone’s responsibility. This annual food drive is an important reminder of how we can all assist the community,” said Zachary Cohen, CPA, senior manager at CFGI and chair of the NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council.
“We appreciate all the generous donations of our members and time spent collecting and organizing these food supplies. It’s truly a concerted effort to reduce hunger in our state,” said Aiysha (AJ) Johnson, MA, IOM, CEO and executive director at the NJCPA.