Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. announced today that it is donating $250,000 to three organizations in New Jersey to combat food insecurity caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The funds will support the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside, Fulfill in Neptune, and The Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken. The three organizations will dedicate the funds to help food pantries with capital needs, such as refrigerators, storage shelving, and delivery trucks.
“The pandemic has created a hunger crisis with more people than ever before relying on food pantries to feed their families,” said Dennis Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey. “We are thankful for organizations like Community Foodbank of NJ, Fulfill, and The Food Bank of Southern NJ that help ease this burden, and we are humbled to provide this vital support so that families across the state can feed their loved ones.”
Delta Dental of New Jersey, through employee donations and volunteerism, as well as corporate giving, has supported food banks for many years. In addition, the Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation has provided more than $20 million in grant funding since 1986 to provide access to dental care for uninsured children, seniors, developmentally disabled, and veterans throughout New Jersey and Connecticut.
“We salute Delta Dental for stepping up at this time of urgent need to help shore up the delivery of food to hungry families in our communities,” said Hans Dekker, president of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, which is coordinating the initiative on behalf of Delta Dental of New Jersey.
About Delta Dental
Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.7 million people through contracts with groups in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs.
Offering dental benefits since 1969, Delta Dental of New Jersey’s mission is to promote oral health to the greatest number of people by providing accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value. We are a not-for-profit service corporation and, as a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, we’re part of a network that provides national dental coverage to more than 73 million people. For more information, visit DeltaDentalNJ.com.