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How We Work

The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) operates on one simple premise: food should not be wasted when hungry people are in our midst. From this truth, we have built an effective food distribution program that annually links over 10 million pounds of food with more than 200 charitable food providers, such as food pantries, community kitchens and shelters.

How We Work

FBSJ is the largest source of government and non-government food assistance in South Jersey. We are the only major agency in South Jersey whose mission is to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by ensuring that wholesome surplus food reaches people in need. Our centralized food donation and distribution system is a vital community link ensuring that low-income and disadvantaged residents can access free groceries and wholesome meals from a charitable food provider in their neighborhood.

Now in our 29th year of community service, the FBSJ continues to serve as an agent for effective food rescue and charitable food distribution in southern New Jersey. Since our inception, we have provided more than 100 million pounds of food--the equivalent of 76 million meals--to thousands of families, seniors, individuals, and children in need.

The Food Bank of South Jersey is a member of Feeding AmericaTM, our nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. We are also an affiliate partner of United Way, Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, the United Way, Gloucester County, and other United Ways throughout the Delaware Valley.