Double the Impact – Central Jersey Blood Center Announces New Partnership with The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

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Shrewsbury, NJ (December 11, 2015) –  The Central Jersey Blood Center is proud to announce its partnership with The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties this holiday season. Through the partnership, the Central Jersey Blood Center and the FoodBank have created a unique opportunity for local residents to help sustain life by giving to two charities at once. The partnership is expected to produce significant benefits.

The Central Jersey Blood Center and the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties are asking the community to help support those who need it most by bringing canned and packaged food to three convenient blood donation centers in New Jersey: the Shrewsbury Donor Center, the Howell Donor Center, and the Toms River Donor Center. With the communities support the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties can feed more hungry families throughout the holidays.

For every pound of food donated at each of the three donor centers, CJBC has pledged to match the weight of the donations pound for pound.

Michael Leviton, the Director of CJBC’s Donor Relations stated that, “This collaborative effort will allow donors to help feed the hungry and give the gift of life, at once.  What’s more is that through CJBC’s match, donations to the community will be amplified.”

The CJBC Donor Centers are located in Shrewsbury at 494 Sycamore Ave, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702; in Howell at the Howell Plaza Shopping Center, 4068 Route 9 South, and Toms River at the Indian Head Shopping Plaza, 1256 Indian Head Road & Route 9 South. Each center has a dedicated box for food donation items to be dropped off and CJBC attendants are available to assist donors.

Judy Daniels, Community Engagement Coordinator at the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties praised the new partnership, saying, “I am very excited that the Central Jersey Blood Center and the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties are embarking on a relationship that can strengthen community morale as our organizations work together to improve the lives of those in need.”

Donors dropping off non-perishable food can come in during a scheduled appointment to donate blood or they can walk-in without an appointment too. Residents are encouraged to come in and drop off food, as well as, sign up to donate blood.

About Central Jersey Blood Center:

The Central Jersey Blood Center is a community-based, non-profit blood collection and distribution organization that has been serving New Jersey residents for 50 years. Our mission is to save lives by providing safe, high quality blood products and services to patients in need. With three convenient blood donor centers in New Jersey, the CJBC organization has grown into one of the premier blood centers of NJ. To learn more, call CJBC at 1-888-71-BLOOD (888-712-5663) or visit us at https://www.cjbcblood.org.

About The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties:

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties distributes more than 11 million meals annually through a network of over 300 feeding programs. Hunger in Monmouth and Ocean Counties is no longer a crisis that can be remedied with emergency food alone. The FoodBank works toward long-term solutions to the chronic problem of food insecurity; with initiatives to support a community where all people at all times have access to enough food to maintain an active and healthy life. A total of 96 cents out of every dollar raised supports food and programs.  For more information visit us at www.foodbankmoc.org.

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Central Jersey Blood Center (CJBC) is a community-based, non-profit blood collection and distribution organization that has been serving NJ residents for almost 50 years. Our mission is to save lives by providing safe, high quality blood products and services to patients in need.

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