Columbia Bank Foundation supports the Berkeley College Foundation's virtual food driveOctober 7, 2020
The Columbia Bank Foundation, the charitable giving support of Columbia Bank, has granted the Berkeley College Foundation $2,500 to help fight food insecurity.
To help students succeed, the Berkeley College Foundation launched the food insecurity resource with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in January 2019. The food pantry, located at Berkeley College’s Newark campus on Broad Street, was made possible through a $10,000 donation from the Foundation. The pantry continues to grow each year, serving the population of continuing and new students.
In a recent conversation with Berkeley College students, they shared their experiences when using the food pantry.
“The Berkeley College Foundation Food Pantry has made a positive impact on my life by allowing me to have access to free food and toiletries that may cost a lot if I shopped at grocery stores.” -Marc-Arthur Cadet
“The Berkeley College Foundation Food Pantry has provided household needs weekly for the college students who struggle. Even while working a full-time job, this pantry still helps me make ends meet.” -Al-Samir Greene
The Columbia Bank Foundation is committed to serving the needs of its local communities. The Foundation actively seeks and focuses on innovative programs that provide a measurable impact in the communities that it serves.
The mission of the Berkeley College Foundation is to provide financial support for student success, including through scholarships and educational enrichment.
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