Valley National Bank Associates Serve at Eva’s Community Kitchen

WAYNE, N.J. – Thursday, July 19, 2018 - This month nine Valley associates volunteered to serve lunch at Eva’s Community Kitchen in Paterson, New Jersey also in partnership with the New Jersey Bankers Association Philanthropy Program.

The Valley Retail Bank team was greeted with an overview of Eva’s Village including a tour of their extensive campus and information about their 20 integrated anti-poverty programs. The Valley team then spent the rest of their time helping to prepare and served lunch to Eva’s Kitchen guests. Eva's Kitchen was founded in 1982 to help feed the hungry then to 30 individuals and today the Kitchen, open 365 days a year, serves a nutritious breakfast and lunch for up to 400 individuals. Individual guests dining at Eva’s Kitchen are seated at tables and served; volunteers are an essential ingredient in Eva’s Community Kitchen. On September 6th another group of Valley associates will head back to Eva’s Village to serve as mock interviewers in support of Eva’s Workforce Development, Education and Job Training programs.

About Eva’s Village
The mission of Eva’s Village is to provide care and support for people who are struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness, and addiction. Eva’s Village provides a recovery-oriented community of supportive services which include food, shelter, addiction and mental health treatment, childcare, job training, medical and dental care, and housing. Through 36 years of service in the Paterson community, the organization has grown from a simple soup kitchen into one of the most comprehensive and respected providers of treatment, recovery and supportive services in New Jersey. 

About NJ Bankers Philanthropy Program

Founded more than 114 years ago, the New Jersey Bankers Association (NJBankers) is a trade association representing 96 banks and 215 service providers.  NJBankers provides a variety of services to members including government relations at both the state and national levels; education and professional development, and employee health and welfare insurance benefit programs through its licensed insurance brokerage facility, Bankers Cooperative Group.

About Valley National Bank
Valley National Bancorp is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey with over $29 billion in assets. Its principal subsidiary, Valley National Bank, currently operates over 230 branch locations in northern and central New Jersey, the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, Florida and Alabama. Valley National Bank is one of the largest commercial banks headquartered in New Jersey and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest in product innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable staff with a high priority on friendly customer service. For more information about Valley National Bank and its products and services, please visit or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.