Columbia Bank volunteers arrived in force at Eva’s Village this week.

Volunteer teams from Columbia Bank, Fair Lawn, participated in our Bond, Boost and Build teambuilding program. On two days they helped serve the noon meal to the more than 350 homeless and poor that come to our kitchen each day. Another group conducted a Mock Job Fair for our clients providing interviewing experience and feedback. Thank you Columbia Bank!

BAE Systems participates in Bond, Boost and Build Programs

Bae Systems has been a strong supporter of Eva’s Village and they continue to send employees to volunteer in our kitchen.

Liberty Mutual supports Bond, Boost and Build Teambuilding Initiative

In June several volunteer teams from Liberty Mutual participated in our Bond, Boost and Build program. 

A volunteer team from Verizon Wireless, Warren, participated in our Bond, Boost and Build team building initiative on May 30th.  They served lunch in our Kitchen Program and received a tour of several of our other programs.

Fund A Meal Opportunity

Fund-A-Meal is a new corporate sponsorship opportunity offered at Eva’s Village, which assists in feeding the men, women, and children of Eva’s Village in sheltering and feeding programs for one day.

The Fund-A-Meal corporate sponsorships are deeply rooted in the foundation of Eva’s mission: To feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, treat the addicted, and provide primary medical and dental care to the poor with respect for human dignity.

Corporate sponsorships allow sponsors to directly touch the organization’s mission and advance its goals to combat hunger and homelessness.

Nearly 400 men and women come to Eva’s Kitchen each day for a hot, nutritious lunch meal, and an additional 200+ men; women and children reside in Eva’s sheltering programs, requiring three meals a day. Fund-A-Meal corporate sponsorships directly help to offset the costs of providing food for both the Kitchen and sheltering programs.

In return, Fund-A-Meal sponsors are entitled to receive various benefits including, but not limited to, signage in Eva’s Kitchen, visibility on Eva’s social network sites, and honorable mention in the organization’s quarterly news publication. Select sponsorship levels include a photo opportunity, recognition on the organization’s web site, and prominent signage in and around the organization’s soup kitchen. 

Bond, Boost and Build

Team-building opportunities for corporate volunteers

Explore the opportunity to tour Eva’s Village and volunteer in our Soup Kitchen, serving a nutritious lunch to over 350 homeless and working poor individuals.

CALL FOR AVAILABLE DATES: Cyndi Roberson at 973-523-6220 ext. 226

Or email

Volunteering as a group at Eva’s village is interesting, rewarding, and a great team building exercise. What better way to bring a group together than to help others and be reminded of how fortunate the group is to have employment, food on the table, decent medical care and a wonderful group of friends and coworkers?

• Learn what it takes to create, build, fund and operate a successful comprehensive anti-poverty organization — we invite your questions!

• Tour our programs.

• Serve as a group in Eva’s Kitchen.

• And then we hope you’ll be inspired to do even more with us in the future!

Becton Dickinson and Company

Volunteers from Becton Dickinson and Company, Contracting Operations Department, Franklin Lakes, came to help the children at Eva’s prepare for Mother’s Day. The children all decorated gift bags, journals and made cards for their Mom. Everyone had a wonderful time being creative and even a little silly at times. We are very grateful for BD’s generosity and shared compassion.

Becton, Dickinson and Company

BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) from Franklin Lakes participated in the Bond, Boost and Build program at Eva’s Village.  The program helps corporations Bond with fellow employees, Boost their spirit of mission and sharing and Build a team through service to others.

Eva’s Village was founded in 1982 by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in response to the homeless problem in his Paterson, NJ parish. But Msgr. Puma soon realized that a soup kitchen was not enough. With the generous support of thousands of donors and private and government grants, Eva’s Village has grown into one of the most comprehensive and respected anti-poverty non profit in New Jersey, with over a dozen important programs to help the poor and a four-star (maximum) rating by Charity Navigator, an independent non-profit monitor.

U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Glen Rock

Employees of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Glen Rock, visited Eva’s Village to participate in a program of team building events. Who knew serving the poor could be so much fun?


AstraZeneca sales representatives from Bergen and Passaic County participated in our Bond, Boost and Build Program which provided them with an overview of all our 12 (and counting!) programs, a tour of our several block campus. Then they all pitched in and worked together in our fast-paced Eva’s Kitchen, serving a hot meal to hundreds of the hungry and homeless. They didn’t even blink an eye when we passed out the mops and brooms to clean up!