PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ), South Jersey’s largest hunger-relief organization, reports the Chinese School of South Jersey has announced it will donate $5,000 to the regional Feeding America food bank to support its COVID-19 emergency food distribution response, effective immediately.
“We are so deeply grateful for and inspired by the Chinese School of South Jersey’s contribution to the Food Bank of South Jersey’s COVID-19 response efforts. This gift comes at a time of great and increasing need for our organization and for tens of thousands of South Jersey residents facing hunger,” reports Food Bank of South Jersey President & CEO Fred C. Wasiak. “This gift will further strengthen our capacity to meet the continuing surges in requests for food throughout South Jersey – we are inspired by the spirit of community care and compassion of the Chinese School of South Jersey.”
Peter Chen, the Principal of the Chinese School of South Jersey, states: “The families of Chinese School of South Jersey are grateful to be able to lend a hand in the fight against hunger and support the mission of the Food Bank of South Jersey. As residents of southern New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia region, we care deeply about neighbors who are facing food insecurity and other burdens brought on by the crisis. The path to a full recovery is paved by our collective efforts, and we are delighted to play a part.”
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.
The Chinese School of South Jersey (CSSJ) is the largest and oldest school of its kind in southern New Jersey, established in 1969 by families seeking to teach and preserve traditional Chinese language and culture. That mission remains the same today, and the school continues to be managed and operated by volunteer parents. CSSJ’s community of families is strengthened by its diversity, including first generation immigrants, parents who have adopted children from China, and families of all ethnic backgrounds with an interest in Chinese language and culture. CSSJ is a New Jersey non-profit organization. To learn more about the CSSJ, go to www.chineseschoolsj.org.