Programs and Membership
The Food Bank of South Jersey sponsors a variety of programs and services in the counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem. Through more than 250 non-profits and organizations within our community, we help to provide food and nutrition education to food insecure people. Our specialized programs target vulnerable, at-risk populations like children and senior citizens. And through our Cooking Matters courses which are part of the Healthy Living Initiative, we offer interactive cooking classes and nutrition education to “reach and teach” the communities around us, moving them from charity to prosperity.
If you are a nonprofit organization within our service area and would like to partner with the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) please contact Marie Robles at (856) 662-4884 ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Donated and purchased food programs
- Technical and start-up assistance
- Strengthening of current program(s)
- Grant opportunities (i.e. food/other items)
- Training for food safety, nutrition education and other areas that support emergency feeding programs
- Information about government initiatives including Food Stamps, WIC, and FamilyCARE
- Choice Delivery Program (van rental)
- Food for unique populations like Halal and Kosher
- Direct Delivery
Criteria for Membership
In order to join the FBSJ network, an organization must meet these five (5) essential requirements:
- Must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and incorporated for the purpose of feeding the ill, needy or infants.
- Food must be provided free of charge to the needy and without any other obligation.
- The organization's feeding program must be located within Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and/or Salem counties.
- The FBSJ will provide basis food safety training on how to store food. For those that will provide hot meals will have to have a Sanitary Inspection Certificate and at least one staff members must have their ServSafe certification.
- The FBSJ is a supplemental program; therefore organizations must have additional sources of food.