Members of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) recently collected more than 3,000 pounds of food during its sixth annual September-to-November food drive, benefitting the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. The food drive was sponsored by the NJCPA Young CPAs Council.

Donors were encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to NJCPA headquarters in Roseland, as well as 16 additional firms across New Jersey. 17 young CPAs also spent time volunteering at the FoodBank. The FoodBank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, providing support to 1,600-plus agency programs in the fight against hunger.

“I’ve been blessed with good health, family and a career, and I want to lend a helping hand to others,” said Katherine Zech, accounting supervisor at O'Connor Davies, in a statement. “Volunteering with the NJCPA allows me to invest my time back into the community and build better relationships with other young professionals.”

For more information on the NJCPA, head to their site here.