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Dec
06

This Bank Can’t Fail: Roxy Joins Community of New Jersey Bloggers United to Fight Hunger

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My friend Deb over on Jersey Bites invited me to join an upcoming blogging campaign she is coordinating on behalf of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — the largest food bank in the state.  As you are probably well aware, the Food Bank is in desperate need of donations this holiday season.  With bare shelves and demand for food among state residents far outpacing supply, the FoodBank is in danger of being unable to meet the needs of New Jersey’s hungry.

Members of our community of New Jersey bloggers united to fight hunger are scheduled to launch the “This Bank Can’t Fail” blogging campaign on Monday, December 15th. Our goal is to get 100 New Jersey bloggers on board to help spread the word about the increased demand being put on the food pantries in New Jersey and how everyone can help.  As of today (Friday, December 5th), we have 49 of the 100 bloggers on board and ready to post about the Community FoodBank of New Jersey on December 15th.

Oh, and our team of NJ bloggers will be in good company. Legendary music icon Bruce Springsteen will be lending his voice to the fight against hunger in New Jersey by headlining “We Can’t Let This Bank Fail” – a major advertising campaign and call to action for people to contribute in any way they can to help the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.   Although Bruce Springsteen has been a supporter of the FoodBank for 23 years, often donating proceeds from his concerts to the organization, this ad marks the first time Springsteen has publicly lent his image to the campaign, due to the urgency of the situation.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is facing a dire shortage of food.  Without the public’s support, it may, for the first time in its history, begin to ration food. This is a state-wide crisis, with the unstable economy resulting in a 30 percent increase in those needing food. In years past, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey has provided assistance to more than 500,000 New Jerseyans, but expects to see a major uptick in need this year, especially during the winter months when people often struggle between paying heating and food bills.

If you are a blogger in New Jersey, please join in our efforts. If you know of a blog in New Jersey that you think should be involved, please email them a link to this post.

To really understand the serious need for donations, just click on the link below and take a minute to view the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXH_aBJKcE4

If you’d like to get involved in our drive to fight hunger in New Jersey this holiday season, e-mail Deb:  Jerseybites at gmail dot com and look for 100 blog posts on December 15th. We’re hoping our efforts will compel everyone to do something, anything, to help. Visit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey at www.njfoodbank.org or call 908-355-FOOD (3663) to learn more.

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