Unity Bank and its employees have donated a total of $15,000 to 15 food pantries in Central Jersey and Easton, Pa., one service organization for each Unity branch. The funds were donated by Unity Bank employees and matched by the bank as part of a special holiday community service project.

"As a community bank, it is our responsibility to serve those in need in the towns and neighborhoods where we have branches,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “We are all so busy these days that it is easy to forget there are many people who are struggling to make ends meet so I am very proud of Unity Bank's employees for their generosity. The food pantry drive is just another way that Unity Bank and our employees show that we are committed to serving our communities."

Donations of $1,000 were presented to: Washington Community Food Pantry from Unity’s Washington Branch; FISH Hospitality Program, serving Middlesex, Union, and Somerset Counties, from Middlesex Branch; Flemington Area Food Pantryfrom Flemington Branch; The Food Bank Network of Somerset County in Bound Brook from North Plainfield Branch; Franklin Township Food Bank from Somerset Branch; Highland Park Community Food Pantry from Highland Park Branch; Home First Interfaith Housing & Family Services of Plainfield from Scotch Plains Branch; Linden Interfaith Network for Community Service from Linden Branch; Open Cupboard Food Pantry of Clinton from Clinton Branch; NORWESCAP Food Bankof Phillipsburg from Phillipsburg Branch; ProJect of Easton from Forks Township (Pa.) Branch; Readington Area Starfish from Whitehouse Branch; South Plainfield Social Services Holiday Project from South Plainfield Branch; St. James Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen in Edison from Edison Branch; and Union Food Pantry from Union Branch.

January 4 2016