Action Against Hunger has helped feed the hungry in northern New Jersey since 1991, when The Record launched its first food drive in response to needs identified from reports in the newspaper. Over the years, the initiative has grown, and the food drive now encompasses four counties in northern New Jersey. It is supported by the complete publishing family of North Jersey Media Group, including The Record, Herald News, 47 weekly publications such as The Ridgewood News, Montclair Times, and Nutley Sun, (201) and numerous magazines, and NorthJersey.com.
Action Against Hunger is now the largest food drive in the metropolitan area, serving 65 pantries, which assist more than 40,000 clients. It is now a year-round, trademarked program that has been recognized as a model program for the country by America's Second Harvest, the largest hunger-relief organization in the nation.
The North Jersey Media Group Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing charitable funding and services to make a significant difference in the lives of North Jersey residents. It is the charitable arm of North Jersey Media Group.North Jersey Media Group is best known for its flagship daily newspapers, The Record (Bergen County, NJ) and the Herald News (Passaic County, NJ). Community Newspapers and Magazines of North Jersey Media Group publishes 47 community newspapers in Bergen Passaic, Morris and Essex counties and 10 monthly magazines, including the popular (201) The Best of Bergen. The corporation also has a commercial printing business and many websites. The company is family-owned and committed to serving the communities it covers with programs that are regional in scope and serve a broad constituency.