Morristown, NJ (October 25, 2016) – Staff and faculty volunteered at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside last week as part of CSE's semi-annual day of service. Supporting the communities in which we live is an important part of the College's mission to serve those most in need, and is encouraged for staff and faculty, as well as students.
"It is important that we live out our mission," explains Dr. Helen J. Streubert, president of the College. "I see it as invaluable for our employees to have the opportunity to work in the community with those who can benefit from service."
Ten CSE staff and administration spent the day at the FoodBank sorting clothing for its thrift shop, as well as preparing materials for packing food donations for shipment to various local pantries.
"Time with colleagues helping others promotes positive culture," says Kathleen Carozza, MA, RD, director of the College's dietetic internship program. "I value this organization and their efforts to address food security."
Carol Dunn, publications designer for the College agrees. "I chose to volunteer at the FoodBank to contribute to the community and work toward a common goal of stamping out hunger, especially in one of the wealthiest states in the country."
Helping others can benefit the volunteer as well as the organizations.
"By participating in service projects, I gain a fuller understanding of what it means to live my faith," says Streubert.
"I have always valued service to others," adds Carozza. "I think that modeling service provides a good example to students."