OritaniBank Charitable Foundation Announces Annual Christmas in July Food Drive
Bank hosts 19th annual food drive to replenish much needed necessities
Township of Washington, NJ (June 24, 2019) – Oritani Bank announced that it will be hosting its 19th annual “Christmas in July” children’s food drive from June 24th through August 3rd. All 26 Oritani Bank branches are accepting donations for non-perishable food items, supermarket gift cards and monetary donations. The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation will also match monetary donations made during the Food Drive.
Oritani Bank will provide shopping lists and specially designated bags in order to make shopping for food donations easier. The items, supermarket gift cards and money collected will be donated to the Center for Food Action (CFA), the Palisades Emergency Residence Corp. (PERC) and Saint Peter’s Haven, three of the leading providers of emergency food aid to children in northern New Jersey. -
A partial list of the most needed items being requested are supermarket gift cards, canned tuna and chicken, hearty soups, canned corn and beans, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, tomato sauce and pasta, low-sugar cereals, boxed milk (such as Parmalat), instant potatoes, rice, 100% fruit juice, baby formula and diapers. Lastly, pet food to be distributed to families with pets is also being accepted.
One in six people in the United States face hunger. Approximately 17 million children in the United States are at risk of hunger and 32% of New Jersey’s children live in low-income neighborhoods. Many Americans are unaware of the vast amount of hunger in the U.S., but it is not too late to help. Donating locally can keep a child from going hungry and even better, save a life.
About Oritani Bank:
Oritani Bank is a 108-year-old community bank with more than $4 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. The Bank has 26 branches throughout Bergen, Hudson, Passaic & Essex Counties. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit its website, www.oritani.com.
About OritaniBank Charitable Foundation:
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than $9.6 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health and human services, youth programs and affordable housing.