PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – Royal Farms delivered a tractor-trailer plentiful with much-needed food supplies to the Food Bank of South Jersey on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at the Food Bank’s headquarters, 1501 John Tipton Blvd. Pennsauken, NJ.
The truck, filled with various food necessities including cases of whole milk, 1% and chocolate milk, as well as orange juice, loaves of bread, sliced ham, turkey, American cheese and containers of yogurt, was one way Royal Farms is helping the Food Bank to meet immediate and escalating food insecurity. Also included were boxes of granola bars, nuts, chips, breakfast cakes, and cases of bottled water.
“The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an increased need for food within the communities that we serve. People are worried right now, and where they are going to get their next meal should not be added to their list of worries. Royal Farms will be making a similar donation to a Food Bank in every state in which we operate in order to do our part in combating this worry.” reports John Kemp, President of Royal Farms.
“We are extremely grateful to our friends at Royal Farms for helping us to feed South Jersey during this time of record-breaking unemployment,” shares Food Bank of South Jersey President and CEO Fred C. Wasiak. “The Food Bank of South Jersey is continuing to see a rise in the need for food throughout our region, with a more than 200 percent increase in people attending our food distributions throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.”
“The Food Bank of South Jersey distributes more than 15 million pounds of food a year to people struggling with hunger. With such an amazing and expanding reach throughout New Jersey, we know that they will get our donation to the people who need it most,” reports Shelby Kemp, Marketing Manager, Royal Farms.
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.