Elmwood Park, N.J. (December 12, 2013) – Spencer Savings Bank, a community bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, N.J., continued to demonstrate its support for Eva’s Village, a non-profit social services organization in Paterson, N.J., dedicated to changing the lives of the hungry, homeless and addicted, by volunteering in the community kitchen and serving more than 250 people in need of a hot lunch meal on Thursday, December 5, 2013.
Spencer Savings Bank is a dedicated corporate sponsor of Eva’s Village “Fund-A-Meal” program. Through the sponsorship, employees of Spencer Savings Bank donate their time and services to prepare and serve meals to help feed members of the community that don’t have access or means of obtaining nutritious food. Eight bank employees and family members toured the organization’s facilities that span a three block radius in Paterson, N.J. and learned of the 15 programs offered at Eva’s Village, which include Eva’s Kitchen, emergency overnight shelter for men and women, shelter for women with children, transitional housing for homeless men and homeless women with children, various addiction treatment programs, a recovery center, free primary medical and dental care clinics, affordable housing and an access center. The Spencer Savings Bank team then aided the organization’s volunteers in preparing Eva’s Community Kitchen from start to finish. They set the plates, prepared the food, served over 250 hot meals to people in need from the local community, and then cleaned up at the conclusion of the meal.
“Eva’s Village is a commendable organization and plays such a critical role in directly improving the lives of our neighbors and local residents who are in need of food, shelter, and various treatments,” said José B. Guerrero, Chairman, President and CEO of Spencer Savings Bank. “We are so lucky to have so many dedicated employees who are eager to volunteer their time to support Eva’s Village and the vital programs they provide.”
For more information on Spencer Savings Bank’s continued support of Eva’s Village, or to learn more about the bank and the services it provides, please visit www.spencersavings.com.
About Spencer Savings Bank:
Spencer Savings Bank, headquartered in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, is a community bank that has been serving its local communities with integrity and pride for over 70 years. The Bank, serving consumers and businesses, operates 19 branches throughout Northern New Jersey. Spencer Savings Bank has over $1.8 Billion in total assets.
About Eva’s Village:
Eva’s Village ( www.evasvillage.org), originally a New Jersey soup kitchen, was founded in 1982 by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in response to the increasing incidence of homelessness in his Paterson, NJ parish. But Msgr. Puma soon realized that a soup kitchen was not enough. With the generous support of thousands of donors and private and government grants, Eva's has grown into the most respected anti-poverty program in New Jersey.