NEWARK, NJ – AUG. 6, 2020 – The New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, in partnership with Investors Bank and RWJBarnabas Health, today announced details for Donate a Plate, a virtual fundraiser benefitting Newark Working Kitchens. The initiative’s beneficiary enlists local restaurants to deliver nutritious meals to vulnerable populations across Newark, including low-income seniors and families, the homeless, and others. The virtual fundraiser is live now at NewJerseyDevils.com/donateaplate.
To kick off this initiative, Investors Bank and RWJBarnabas Health have donated 500 meals each for those in need. On behalf of their Premium Seating Partners, Prudential Center and the Devils have matched their contributions with 1,000 meals to total 2,000 meals donated.
Fans have a chance to participate in the giving by creating their own donation pages to share with family and friends. At the conclusion of the month-long fundraiser, the top three donors will receive a future Devils Premium Seating Experience at Prudential Center.
“We are grateful to Investors Bank and RWJBarnabas Health for joining us in our mission to support Newark residents and the local restaurants which continue to provide meals during this time,” said Jillian Frechette, Senior Vice President, Marketing, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center. “On and off the ice, Newark is our home and our commitment to the community continues to be of the utmost importance. The goal of this virtual fundraiser is to motivate others to support those who are in need because together, with our community, we are one.”
“We are thrilled to kick off the Donate a Plate virtual fundraiser alongside the New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center,” said Dorian Hansen, Executive Vice-President, Chief Marketing and Product Officer, Investors Bank. “Newark Working Kitchens is making an impact in a city that has been disproportionately hit by COVID-19 and we are proud to support them in their mission. This initiative is a meaningful way that fans can support those who are in need during this time.”
"Our partnership with the New Jersey Devils is predicated on promoting the importance of healthy and active living, and proper nutrition is such a critical component," said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President & Chief Executive Officer, RWJBarnabas Health. "During this pandemic, the more vulnerable communities need our support more than ever, and I'm thrilled that through this program we have an opportunity to provide nutritious meals to those in need."
The Donate a Plate fundraiser launches on the heels of a $200,000 donation to Newark Working Kitchens on behalf of the Devils Care Foundation.
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