September is Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month (HAM) is a time when hunger advocates across our nation work to raise awareness of the over 40 million Americans facing hunger. Here in South Jersey, there are 196,000 food-insecure residents, but the Food Bank of South Jersey will be coordinating and participating in events throughout the month to encourage the communities to make a charitable difference.
How can you help? Let us count the ways!
- Hunger Service Day
The Food Bank of South Jersey is asking volunteer groups to TAKE ACTION this September by making a donation of at least one box of food of roughly 55 cans (about 66 pounds) and a monetary donation of $250. In addition, volunteer groups will be scheduled for a half day of service between Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 4:00pm during the month of September. Please contact Volunteer Services at 856.662.4884 x 160 or email volunteers@foodbankSJ.org for more information.
- Food Truck Friday
Enjoy Your Lunch Break at the Food Bank of South Jersey on September 21st. Enjoy the delicious cuisine of five local food trucks. A portion of the days proceeds be donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey. This fun-filled event is also an opportunity to take a tour of our facilities and learn all there is about who we are and what we do. Get all the details at foodbanksj.org/foodtruck
- Happy Hour at Double Nickel Brewery
Directly after Food Truck Friday on September 21st, stop by Double Nickel Brewery from 2pm – 10pm for Happy Hour! 10% of all beer sales for the day will be donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey.
- Dine Out for Hunger
September 23rd – 29th participating restaurants in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem County will donate at least 10% of proceeds to the Food Bank of South Jersey so that the organization can continue its mission of feeding children, families, seniors and veterans in South Jersey. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit foodbanksj.org/dineout