PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – On #GivingTuesdayNow, WHYY is partnering with three leading regional food banks, the Food Bank of South Jersey, the Food Bank of Delaware and Philabundance, encouraging viewers, donors and supporters to support WHYY today and for each donation received WHYY will give a meal to someone experiencing food insecurity in the Delaware Valley region through one of their profiled hunger-relief organizations.
“WHYY is thrilled to be partnering today on #GivingTuesdayNow with the Food Bank of South Jersey. Today is a great opportunity for our region to invest in their communities,” reports Suzanne Fiske, WHYY| Director, On Air Development. “For every donation received today, WHYY is donating a meal to someone in need in our region through the Food Bank of South Jersey, the Food Bank of Delaware or Philabundance. Thanks to the Food Bank of South Jersey for their important work serving those experiencing food insecurity in the Delaware Valley.”
Distributing more than 15 million pounds of food to food-insecure neighbors throughout South Jersey in 2019, the Food Bank of South Jersey is actively responding to the increased need for food throughout the South Jersey region due to the impact of COVID-19. Fully operational throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the Food Bank of South Jersey has leveraged its strength as South Jersey’s largest hunger-relief organization by expanding capacity and services to provide emergency food resources and extended food distribution services to all in need during this time – distributing thousands of emergency food boxes supplying nutritious, fresh and shelf-stable food to individuals, children, families and seniors.
“We greatly appreciate WHYY standing with us during this unprecedented time of service to support the food-insecure communities of South Jersey,” states Fred C. Wasiak, President and CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey. “We could not do what we do, as South Jersey’s largest hunger-relief organization, without the support, resources and compassion of outstanding regional partners, supporters and friends.”
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.