PENNSAUKEN, NJ – The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ), South Jersey’s largest hunger-relief organization, proudly announces the NFL Alumni – Philadelphia Chapter is teaming up to support its expansive emergency COVID-19 hunger relief efforts to feed South Jersey’s food-insecure populations and support FBSJ’s hunger-relief resources, programs and services throughout 2020 – the organization’s 35th year of Feeding South Jersey.
“Many of our members want to help and we are doing our part in coordinating support for organizations who are on the front lines serving families in need during this crisis,” states Lee Woodall, President, NFL Alumni Association – Philadelphia Chapter.
“Effective immediately, the NFL Alumni – Philadelphia Chapter, is a part of our team in providing the support, compassion and community leadership only the NFL Alumni can bring to championing hunger relief,” reports Fred C. Wasiak, President & CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey. “We are so appreciative to the NFL Alumni – Philadelphia Chapter for recognizing the massive undertaking we are deploying at this time to meet a 200 percent increase in the need for vital food resources throughout our region.”
Currently, the Food Bank of South Jersey is deploying emergency food boxes and increasing mobile food distributions to South Jersey communities, including the City of Camden. Leveraging its strength as South Jersey’s largest hunger-relief organization, FBSJ is expanding capacity and services to provide emergency food resources and greatly extended food distribution services to all in need during this time.
NFL Alumni was founded in 1967 and is the oldest and most recognizable national organization of retired professional athletes. NFL Alumni consists of former NFL players, coaches, executives, spouses, cheerleaders, and associate members. NFL Alumni’s motto of “Caring for Kid, Caring for Our Own” describes partnerships with organizations that serve our local communities. Player alumni give back by raising funds and volunteering for charities serving youth and families. For more information, please visit www.nflalumniphiladelphia.org.
Marking its 35th year in 2020, 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 2019, FBSJ distributed over 15 million pounds of food, more than 230,000 summer meals and over 17,500 senior food boxes, as well as serving 95 health and wellness programs to more than 11,700 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.