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
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.