Paterson, NJ (PRWEB) April 24, 2012
On April 30th Eva’s Village, New Jersey’s most comprehensive anti-poverty organization, will welcome a volunteer team from MPT Delivery Systems, Inc., in Paterson to serve the noon meal in its kitchen program. MPT is a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty granulated bulk ingredients for the food, beverage and nutritional industries. “We feel very fortunate to be in a position to partner with Eva’s in order to help those in need in our community,” stated Mr. David Holmes Jr. of MPT.
The “Fund-A-Meal” program provides the opportunity for corporate teams to sponsor a meal in Eva’s Kitchen and to serve the meal on the day of their sponsorship. “We have expanded our kitchen to accommodate the overwhelming numbers of people coming for a hot meal each day,” commented Donna Marie Fico, Director of Marketing & Education. “We are in need of funding to provide the meals as well as volunteer teams to serve them, and this corporate team building effort answers those needs.”
Last Fall Bob McCrimlisk, of MPT approached Eva’s Village with a desire to do more in his community. “We are pleased to have MPT, a local Paterson business participate in our Fund-A-Meal program,” stated Marie Reger, Executive Director of Eva’s Village. “By reaching out and helping those in need in their community MPT is demonstrating their commitment to corporate citizenship.”
Eva’s Village strives to feed a hot lunch to all that come to their door each day (365 days/year), serving more than 139,000 lunches/year. The soup kitchen program at Eva’s Village, has experienced more than a 23% increase since 2007 and to date in 2012, has seen a 5.9% increase over last year, serving more than 400 people a day.
About Eva’s Village
Founded by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in 1982 as a response to the poor and homeless in Paterson, NJ, Eva’s Village is a non-profit comprehensive social service organization with a mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted and provide free medical and dental care to the poor. Through almost three decades of service, Eva’s Village has established a unique record in facing community challenges and changing the lives of the hungry, homeless and addicted. It has grown from a simple soup kitchen to become the most respected anti-poverty program in New Jersey. Eva’s Village now includes fourteen integrated programs housed in numerous buildings spanning several city blocks in Downtown Paterson.
About MPT Delivery Systems, Inc.
MPT recently celebrated its 30th year in operation in Paterson NJ. As a subsidiary of Pharmachem Laboratories we provide the food, nutritional, and vitamin industries with value added ingredients and services. “We make ingredients work!” Pharmachem Laboratories has multiple operations in New Jersey, as well as North Carolina, Wisconsin, Utah, Texas, and California. We provide our customer base with global solutions for the products they offer around the world. Pharmachem Laboratories is committed to thinking globally while acting locally in and around their communities.
For more information on the “Fund-A- Meal” Program, contact: Cyndi Roberson, Government & Community Relations Specialist– Phone: (973) 523-6220 Ext. 226 or email Cyndi(dot)Roberson(at)evasvillage(dot)org.