As Published by NJ.com in Community Bulletin on May 03, 2017 at 2:59 PM, updated May 03, 2017 at 3:00 PM, PENNSAUKEN — Teams sponsored by South Jersey corporations showcased their competitive cooking skills at the fifth “Food Bank Hunger Games” held on April 27 at the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) headquarters.
The creative competition generated more than $30,000 for FBSJ’s Summer Meals program, which brings breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks to needy children during the summer months.
Winning this year’s prize was reigning 2016 Food Bank Hunger Games champion, The Soulfull Project.
In conjunction with the competition, the event featured wine tastings from local wineries curated by Visit South Jersey, a food tasting presented by Take It Home (a Haddonfield-based fresh meal delivery service featuring local, healthy, and sustainably sourced food items), and a secondary competition featuring local bakeries and restaurants competing for the “Best of the Bite-Sized Dessert” contest, in which Season 52 restaurant took home first-prize.
Bill Anderson, FOX29 news anchor and reporter, served as host for the evening.
The Food Bank of South Jersey is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives. In 2016, FBSJ provided over 11 million pounds of food to approximately 200,000 South Jersey residents. Providing community impact through local support, FBSJ ensures that local donations stay local. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. To learn more visit www.foodbanksj.org.