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N.J. Chiropractors Give $5,000 to Fight Hunger as Need Escalates in Pandemic

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May 22, 2020


HILLSIDE, NJ – On Friday, the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors (ANJC) donated $5,000 to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the state’s largest anti-hunger, anti-poverty nonprofit entity.

The 2,000 member association made up of chiropractic physicians throughout New Jersey recognizes the importance of proper nutrition in keeping the population healthy.

“Food insecurity impacts many of our fellow New Jersey friends and neighbors,” said ANJC Executive Director Amy Boright Porchetta, CFRE. “Prior to the COVID-19 public health issues, 38% of New Jersey households could not afford basic modern necessities, with close to 900,000 people in our state facing hunger each day. The pandemic has only increased these daunting statistics.“

ChiroCongress, a national organization representing state chiropractic associations across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, responded to the pandemic by establishing ChiroCares 2020, asking each state association to give back to its own communities during the pandemic. The campaign kicked off this week with many associations choosing to support Feeding America, a national network of food banks.

“The ANJC is proud to be a member of ChiroCongress and participating in the ChiroCares nationwide initiative. The ANJC has a longstanding history of giving-back to our communities, recently feeding staff at one of our state’s most impacted hospitals,” said Porchetta. “Feeding America and their local partners like the Community Foodbank of NJ have an outstanding track records of helping those in need, and we are honored to support them in these efforts.”

The ANJC chose to launch a “virtual” food drive, asking its members to participate and encourage their patients and communities to donate as well.

The Community FoodBank is based in Hillside and also has a South Jersey branch. It helps senior citizens who are at risk when they leave their homes, the suddenly unemployed, and also supplies soup kitchens and pantries throughout the state feeding hungry families on a regular basis.

Dr. Jordan Kovacs, president of the ANJC, said, "As chiropractic physicians we place a strong emphasis on physical stress on the body and the spinal joints in particular, but our approach is to care for the whole person. Being able to help our communities reduce the stress of not knowing where their next meal may come from is the best thing we can do in these times of economic and employment uncertainty."


For more information, please contact:

Jane Kidwell Martinez
ANJC Director of Communications 862.216.3388


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