The Community Chest

Our mission is to lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County

Our service area includes the following towns: Alpine, Bergenfield, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan, Rockleigh and Tenafly.

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Join us and enjoy fabulous food and spirits by these participating popular local eateries and small craft distillers and brewery.

Purchase your tickets early. Seating is limited.

Choose the sponsorship level that’s right for you or your company.

An additional way to help support our event is to make a donation to our live auction. Gifts of experiences, sporting event tickets, travel and unique items are highly sought after and contribute to the success of the evenin

The Community Chest thanks our generous sponsors for making a significant contribution to the success of our evening.

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A consortium of agencies and volunteers have been creating healthy dinners at local churches in Englewood.  Attendance is by invitation through local food banks and host churches.  The idea is to promote healthy eating in order to decrease the incidence of diabetes and obesity in the local population.

 The Community Chest, Englewood Health, The Office of Concern, Center for Food Action and the Department of Health formed this partnership and have engaged many volunteers.  People from the community have gotten involved to help create these meals.  The volunteers have developed a wonderful camaraderie with each other and with the guests who attend.  TD Bank generously granted $5,000 to fund the initiative in addition to sending volunteers.  Lakeland Bank , M&T and Investors have all sent  volunteers to assist at one of the dinners. 

Participation by community members, clients of food banks and members of church communities, has increased significantly since the inception of the  program nine months ago.  Attendance by these families and individuals is so  important in promoting a change in eating habits, which in turn will lead to better health.

We are in the planning stages for dinners beginning in the Fall.  If you are interested in volunteering or would like to help by contributing, please contact us.

 

Donor Spotlight

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TD Banks Grants $5,000 to Support Healthy Eating

TD Bank is supporting our efforts to combat the rising trends in obesity and diabetes at risk populations of primarily hispanic and african american community members. Participants from food banks and church congregations are attending dinners where nutritious meals are explained, prepared and served. Attendees receive ingredients to take home so that they may replicate the meal. Our goal is to change eating habits and raise awareness of the value of healthy eating. The Community Chest thanks TD Bank for their generous support.

 

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