Kearny’s FMBA, PBA & CS-11 make significant food donation to town pantry

UPDATED — July 9, 2022, with additional details and comment from KBPA President Mina Ekladious.

Members of the Kearny FMBA 18/218, Kearny Civil Service 11 and Kearny Policemen’s

Benevolent Association Local 21 gave back to the community by donating a considerable haul of non-perishable food items and reusable shopping bags to the Kearny Food Pantry.

In addition, members of the Kearny Food Pantry did what they do best — which is help the community by providing food, amongst other things, to Kearny residents.

Members of the Kearny FMBA, CS-11 and PBA Local 21 expressed delight at being afforded the opportunity to give back to the community and in a fashion of true service to the community not leave anyone behind.  The members also expressed their eagerness to assist the Kearny Food Pantry more in the future.

“Being in a position to work collectively with other unions to give back to the community I grew up and continue to reside in is truly a humbling experience and the Kearny PBA Local 21 looks forward to continuing our great partnerships with the FMBA and CS-11,” Mina Elkadious, newly elected PBA president, said of the donations.

His sentiments were echoed by Kearny’s Chief Fire Inspector Juan Barroso Jr.

“It was an honor to join forces with the other unions to help fight hunger in our community and also to give back to the community,” Barroso said.

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