Our teenagers volunteer and give back in so many incredible ways during the summer on our Rein Community Service programs. They volunteer mentor disadvantaged children, care for abandoned animals. protect the environment and help needy families and communities at our programs in California, Hawaii and Costa Rica. There is so much need, however, right in our own backyards, all year long. In this spirit, the idea of Rein Gives Back was created by the Rein office, as an opportunity for our current and former staff members, campers and their families to make a difference together in our local communities during the year.
On Tuesday, December 6, Rein Gives Back kicked off its inaugural volunteer event at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.
A perfect location for our first event, The CFBONJ is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, as well as a member of the New Jersey Federation of food banks. The Food Bank distributes 37 million pounds of food and groceries a year, ultimately serving 1,500 non-profit programs, which assists 900,000 low income people in 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties.