#b#NRG Energy#/b#, 211 Carnegie Center, recently gave $100,000 to sponsor the New Jersey Federation of Food Banks’ Check-Out Hunger program to provide food assistance to people in need. Throughout the holiday season, shoppers in every A&P, Fairway of Paramus, Food Basics, Foodtown, Genuardi’s, Kings, McCaffrey’s, Pathmark, ShopRite, Super Fresh, Wawa, and Wegmans will find $1, $2, $3 and $5 donation slips on “Check-Out Hunger” placards in the cashier aisle. NRG’s sponsorship allows all money raised through the slips to benefit community food banks.
Also, NRG has given $143,000 to the American Red Cross for continuing relief efforts in Haiti. The donation represents a triple-match of funds raised earlier this year by NRG employees to support humanitarian efforts in that country, where the aftermath of a massive earthquake in January devastated the island’s infrastucture.
The employees of #b#Church & Dwight Co#/b#., the Harrison Street-based maker of cleaning agents such as the Arm & Hammer line, have given $8,000 to Middle Earth, a Somerset County-based youth services non-profit. The money will support Middle Earth’s Community Youth Centers. The centers in Bound Brook and Bridgewater.