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Community FoodBank of NJ Hosts Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) will host its annual Women Fighting Hunger Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, at the Linwood Country Club in Linwood. Founded eight years ago in northern New Jersey, the event will be held for the second time simultaneously in southern New Jersey and seeks to raise more than $375,000 statewide to support CFBNJ’s focus on providing healthy food for New Jersey neighbors in need.

Attendees will enjoy a formal program and partake in a volunteer activity, along with lunch and networking. Sophia Roe will be the event’s featured speaker, simulcast to the Linwood location. Roe is a Brooklyn-based James Beard Award-winning chef, writer, founder of Apartment Miso, and Emmy Award-nominated TV host known for her distinct lens on honesty, diversity, and inclusivity. Her work celebrates the art of cooking while creating resources to advance food justice and build more sustainable and equitable systems.

The luncheon at Linwood Country Club will include a live conversation with certified nutritionist and fitness professional Nancy Adler; Samantha Kiley, executive director for the AtlantiCare Foundation; and Michelle Gross, director of Community Nutrition for CFBNJ. They will discuss how the conditions in which we work, live, and grow affect our well-being.

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