DMR Architects recently donated more than 100 pounds of food to the Bergen Volunteers Brown Bag Buddies summer lunch program. — Courtesy: DMR
By Joshua Burd
DMR Architects has launched a new foundation to help mark its 30th anniversary, paving the way for community service such as collecting food and lunch items for local students.
Based in Hasbrouck Heights, the firm said the DMR Foundation will pair such activities with financial donations. Its staff recently collected food to assemble lunch bags for delivery to local children through the Bergen Volunteers Brown Bag Buddies summer lunch program, while also supporting Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Dunellen’s recreation program, the borough of Ridgefield, the Wildcat Football Sideline Club and the Bergen Passaic Arc Foundation.
“According to Table to Table, food insecurity has increased by 136 percent for children living in Bergen County with some of these children relying on school lunches as their only full meal of the day,” said Nina Bachrach, CEO for Bergen Volunteers. “We are grateful to DMR Architects for recognizing that the need is just as great when school is out and will continue even as New Jersey begins its post-pandemic economic recovery.”
The firm’s recent donation comprised more than 100 pounds of food.
“DMR’s corporate culture dictates that we continue to be part of the communities where we do business by supporting activities and services that raise the quality of life for those who live and work there,” Lloyd Rosenberg, DMR’s CEO and president. “We applaud Bergen Volunteers and all the local charitable entities for their work to feed … those in need.”