Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently issued a $10,000 donation to Share our Strength for their No Kid Hungry Campaign. The donation was a result of the bank’s Employee Sponsored Giving Program, where each month employees select organizations to nominate and vote for an organization of their choice. This month’s theme was Hunger.
“Hunger can directly affect the health, learning experience, and behavior of a child,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “We are proud to support the No Kid Hungry campaign which provides school breakfasts, summer meals, and after school meals for children in need.”
Pictured are some children directly impacted by the No Kid Hungry Campaign. This organization was nominated by Franchesta Dacres, Branch Manager of the bank’s Farview (Paramus) branch.
As one of the largest private foundations in New Jersey, the Columbia Bank Foundation was created to serve the needs of local communities, and provide grants and contributions to organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Columbia Bank Foundation actively seeks to provide support in seven major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, health and human services, community sponsored events, food pantries, and the arts. Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.
For more information regarding the Columbia Bank Foundation, please visit ColumbiaBankOnline.com.