WINTER NEWSLETTER: Combating Hunger to Improve Quality of Life

At the Food Bank of South Jersey, we’re incredibly proud of our mission to provide food to food-insecure South Jersey residents. Every human being, both young and old, deserves to have access to one of the most fundamental of human needs, food. Food is crucial to our sustenance, and to our cognitive and physical development. South Jersey is home to approximately 200,000 residents who are food insecure – these individuals have limited or uncertain access to adequate food. 57,000 of these vulnerable citizens are children who need healthy food to thrive physically, mentally, socially and academically. Essential to powering our lives, good and healthy food should never feel like a choice, and for the 20,000-plus senior citizens facing hunger, it is. With more than 150 partner agencies – shelters, pantries and soup kitchens – the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) delivers more than 12 million pounds of food annually through a variety of direct-service programs and nutrition education classes across four counties: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem.

GET ENGAGED: HOW YOU CAN HELP!

Donate: $1 provides approximately five meals. You can donate just once or become a faithful and treasured monthly donor.

Partner: Companies can collaborate with us in a meaningful way to help this community. Request the 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility brochure to learn of the various options, such as event sponsorship, volunteering and team building. Send an email to partner@foodbanksj.org.

Attend an event: Get tickets to this entertaining, fierce and LIVE cook-off event that challenges some of the region’s top companies to prepare mouthwatering meals. Be a spectator and cheer on your favorite team or join in on the fun and create a team to participate! The Food Bank Hunger Games will be taking place in April. Visit foodbanksj.org/hungergames for more information.

See the full 2019 Winter Newsletter below.