Giving Back: QuickChek Raises $160,000 To Help Feed Hungry Families

Plus: Musicians raise funds for local art programs, grant supports women affected by multiple sclerosis, and more.

Each month, New Jersey Monthly’s Giving Back page features photos taken at various charitable events across the Garden State. The following snapshots were featured in the May 2016 Hidden New Jersey issue.

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1. Check Out Hunger


Photo credit: Russ Mensch.

In partnership with the Check-Out Hunger Campaign, over 100 QuickChek locations raised $160,000 to help local food banks feed hungry families. Celebrating were, from left, Faye Kuhn, Community Foodbank of New Jersey; Nelly Pozo, Heather Stillman and Steve Evanowski of QuickChek; and Mary O’Connell, Check-Out Hunger.

2. A Whole Lot of Hope

Hope 8 Photo 1

Photo credit: Amanda Stevens/ Count Basie Theatre.

Red Bank Public Schools Superintendent Jared Rumage, right, assists as Hope 8 band leader Bobby Bandiera signs a $16,024 check benefiting the middle school’s art collaboration program with the Count Basie Theatre. The annual Hope 8 concert helped to raise more than $500,000 for area charities.

3. Milestones Achieved 


Photo credit: Nicolas Limanov.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany were, from left, Steve McKinley, Steve Dickens, Bob Young, Deborah Mellinger and Connie Keller. Kiwanis is a worldwide organization focused on serving children.

4. Grants Galore


Photo courtesy of charitable organization.

Karen Tucker, center, of the Adler Aphasia Center, happily accepts a $2,500 grant from Ada Melendez, left, and Ebru Kuscan-Aguirre of Investors Bank. The grant will support the growth of the center’s Aphasia Communications Groups throughout New Jersey.

5. Toys For Tots


Photo credit: Doherty Enterprises.

Kevin Coughlin, left, and David DiBartolo of Applebee’s present a $231,917 check to Pete Osman to support the United States Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots Foundation, which benefits underprivileged children by brightening their holidays and delivering a message of hope.

6. Women Unite

Dr. Duncan (left) and Dr. Picone (right) of the Holy Name Medical Center MS Center in the radiology reading area in the medical center. Photo by Jeff Rhode / Holy Name Medical Center 12/16/13

Photo credit: Jeff Rhode / Holy Name Medical Center.

Women United in Philanthropy recently awarded a $75,000 grant to support Holy Name Medical Center’s Multiple Sclerosis Center. The grant will fund free screenings, neuropsychological evaluations and consultations to help women retain their jobs by developing a preventative plan of action. Marking the occasion were Dr. David Duncan, left, and Dr. Mary Ann Picone from Holy Name.

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