PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – The Food Bank of South Jersey, South Jersey’s leading hunger relief organization celebrating 35 years of food distribution service and stewardship, nutrition and wellness programming and sustainability resources, expertise and support, reports it has received a $25,000 donation from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation to address food insecurity in South Jersey.
The donation is part of Enterprise’s Fill Your Tank Program, which launched in October 2016 to mark Enterprise’s 60th anniversary by providing $60 million to fight hunger globally. Now in its fourth year, the Fill Your Tank Program has distributed a total of $40 million among larger food banks and charities throughout North America and Europe, in addition to smaller food banks and pantries providing hunger relief services throughout North American communities. The Fill Your Tank Program donations made locally are determined by regional Enterprise operations.
“We are honored and tremendously grateful to have the support and friendship of Enterprise,” reports Fred C. Wasiak, President & CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey. “The Fill Your Tank Program’s responsive, generous and significant donation will result in tens of thousands of meals and support for our food distribution services providing hunger relief each and every day to people living in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.”
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.