PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY (Nov. 25, 2019) – As you read through South Jersey Biz Magazine’s 2019 Executives of the Year, you’ll find many similarities between all of them, such as their strong work ethic, dedication to their passion, setting their employees on the right path and making a difference by serving the South Jersey community. One thing that truly stands out is their experience – all seasoned professionals and self-starters who have taken their organizations to new heights and created opportunities for tremendous success.
Food Bank of South Jersey President and CEO Fred Wasiak is among these highly distinguished South Jersey executives.
For more than 35 years, Wasiak has held leadership positions in several organizations, including YMCAs in New York and New Jersey, Goodwill Industries of New Jersey and Philadelphia and Humanics Consulting, where he served as owner and principal. He became president and CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey in 2018 and oversees all aspects of the organization, including financial sustainability, operational efficiency, community engagement, advocacy, staff enrichment and board development. Wasiak has also served on the board of directors for numerous nonprofits throughout the years. He lives in South Jersey with his wife Betsy, and they have three children.
“It is an honor to be recognized by South Jersey Biz as a 2019 Executive of the Year,” Wasiak reports. “There is much to celebrate at the Food Bank of South Jersey at this time, a re-energized staff, re-engaged Board of Trustees, new stakeholder connections, revitalized engagement with existing and emerging community leaders, and unprecedented outreach to our partner agencies. With a strategic new direction preparing us to enter FBSJ’s 35th year as the leading hunger relief resource in South Jersey, we are actively building upon our core competencies while paving the way for innovation and sustainability. We are committed – now, more than ever – to alleviating the daily disaster of hunger, lifting our communities out of poverty through education, innovative programming and workforce training, and facilitating a better tomorrow for all of South Jersey.”
The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives. Throughout 2018, FBSJ distributed 11 million pounds of food, including 75,000 after school snacks, 200,000 summer meals, 15,000 senior food boxes, as well as serving 95 health and wellness programs to more than 6,000 residents. Providing community impact through local support, FBSJ ensures that local donations stay local. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. To learn more, visit www.foodbanksj.org.