On Dec. 27, Unity Bank announced the results of this year’s annual holiday community service project, a tradition that’s been in place for more than a decade.
This year, Unity Bank and its employees donated $34,200 to 19 food pantries in New Jersey and Lehigh Valley, Pa.
Funds were contributed by the Clinton-based financial institution’s employees and then matched by the bank.
“I am extremely proud of the generosity our employees continue to show in this important community service project,” said Unity Bank President and Chief Executive Officer James Hughes. “More than ever before, food pantries are vitally important to many families struggling to make ends meet. As a community bank, it is a privilege to be able to support those in need through these great organizations.”
Unity said $1,800 donations will be made to a local food bank in each of its 19 branch communities.
Beneficiaries of this year’s food pantry support service project are:
Middlesex Branch: Middlesex Elks #1488
Flemington Branch: Flemington Area Food Pantry
North Plainfield Branch: Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Somerset Branch: Franklin Township Food Bank
Highland Park Branch: Highland Park Community Food Pantry
Scotch Plains Branch: Home First Interfaith Housing & Family Services of Plainfield
Linden Branch: Linden Interfaith Network for Community Service (LINCS)
Phillipsburg Branch: River of Life Food Pantry
Clinton Branch: Open Cupboard Food Pantry of Clinton
Whitehouse Branch: Readington Area Starfish
Ramsey Branch: St. Paul Food Pantry of Ramsey
Somerville Branch: Feeding Hands of Bridgewater
South Plainfield Branch: Sacred Heart Social Concerns Ministry in South Plainfield
Edison Branch: Alliance Center for Independence Food Pantry in Edison
Union Branch: Union Food Pantry
Emerson Branch: Helping Hands Food Pantry of Hillsdale
Washington Branch: Washington Community Food Pantry
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Branch: New Bethany Ministries of Bethlehem
Forks Township, Pennsylvania Branch: Easton Area Community Center