Your 31 Day Guide to Giving is Here

Let’s face it: gift-giving is stressful!

Finding the perfect parcel for each and every family member, not to mention your best friend, oh and your favorite co-worker can be challenging to say the least! But stressing out about gifts is exactly what the holidays ISN’T about!

That’s why we at the Food Bank of South Jersey have created a comprehensive calendar of unique, fun and IMPACTFUL ways to give a gift that will matter to the 169,000 people struggling with hunger in South Jersey today.

Our 31 Days of Giving Campaign invites you and your loved ones to make the most of the holiday season by starting your own Virtual Food Drive, decorating lunch bags with your kids to give to children in need, hosting a Just Peachy Fundraiser, and twenty-eight other ways to reach your fullest gift-giving potential.

12/1 – Donate to the Food Bank of South Jersey and receive Holiday Ecards to send to family and friends!

12/2 – Use the Facebook Frame to encourage your families and friends to donate.

12/3 – Start your own Virtual Food Drive!

12/4 – Start a Food Drive at your work or place of business. * Ask your company to match the number of donations you receive from your co-workers and ask all donors if their company has a matching gift program.

12/5 – Bring PEACE to a family in need by providing 125 meals when you give just $25 at

12/6 – Have your little ones decorate bags with holiday well wishes, fill the decorated bags with non-perishable food items and deliver them to the Food Bank of South Jersey.

12/7 – DUCK TAPE FUNDRAISER: $1 a strip and buyers can duct tape you or a volunteer to a wall. Every $1 collected will serve as a donation to FBSJ.

12/8 – Invite family and friends over to watch a Holiday Movie and charge a non-perishable food as an entrance fee!

12/9 – Buy Just Peachy Salsa or hold a Just Peachy Fundraiser.

12/10 – SOCIAL MEDIA: Invite your friends to “Like” the Food Bank of South Jersey Facebook page and encourage them to donate hope.

12/11 – Organize a food drive at your place of work’s Holiday Party! Challenge each team or department to see who can collect the most!

12/12 – Hanukkah Begins! As you and loved ones celebrate, ask for guests to bring non-perishable donations.

12/13 – Decorate stockings and stuff with donations for neighbors in need to fight hunger this holiday season.

12/14 – Spread LOVE this holiday season with a donation of $50 to provide 250 meals. Visit,

12/15 – Pie to the Face Fundraiser! Set a goal and if you reach that goal you’ll take a pie to the face LIVE on social media!

12/16 – Go caroling around your neighborhood and ask for donations to the Food Bank of South Jersey!

12/17 – Bake Sale Fundraiser: Bake some delicious holiday treats to sell for a donation to fight hunger.

12/18 – Schedule a time to drop off or pick up any donations you’ve collected. Share what you’ve done on Social Media! @foodbankSJ

12/19 – Bring your family and friends to VOLUNTEER at the Food Bank of South Jersey.

12/20 – TOUR THE FOOD BANK: Arrange for your supporters to come take a tour of the Food Bank and learn more about the programs and services it provides. Charge a minimum of $10 per person to donate to your campaign.

12/21 – DONATE A FULL HOLIDAY MEAL, complete with all the fixings and ham or turkey for a family of four.

12/22 – FILL A HOME WITH JOY when you give $100. Visit and your donation will provide 500 meals to a family in need.

12/23 – TWEET your support and encourage your followers to “Like” and give to the Food Bank of South Jersey.

12/24 – Host an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party and charge an entrance fee that will be donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey.

12/25 – CHRISTMAS! As you and your loved ones celebrate, ask for guests to bring non-perishable donations.

12/26 – End of Year Penny War! Distribute jars and see who can collect the most pennies that will be donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey.

12/27 – GIVE THE GIFT OF HOPE to so many families this holiday season! 2,500 meals are provided with your gift of $500 when you visit

12/28 – SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow and invite your friends to like the Food Bank of South Jersey on Instagram @foodbankSJ

12/29 – Purchase Just Peachy Salsa for your New Years Eve Party!

12/30 – Getting New Years Ready? Belong to a gym? ask people to pledge an amount of each mile you walk or run on the treadmill or each mile you pedal on the stationary bike. Ask your gym to place a donation jar at the front desk!

12/31 – Start your New Years Resolution off right by giving back!


Things to Do All Month Long:

– Start a Reverse Advent Calendar with your family!

Roast Hunger with your Dunkin’ Donuts App!

– Shopping online? Use Amazon Smile to make your purchases!