PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – Burlington County resident Megan Shea is the newly appointed Chair of the Food Bank of South Jersey’s Board of Trustees. Since 2019, she has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Food Bank of South Jersey. She was named Board Chair earlier this year.
“Megan Shea’s sense of community and mindful regard for the health and wellness of South Jersey, coupled with her outstanding reputation as a strategic and progressive South Jersey business leader, brings a fresh perspective and compassionate voice to our organization,” states Fred C. Wasiak, President & CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey. “We’re beyond delighted and deeply grateful to have Megan’s energy, guidance and leadership as we continue to expand our mission to provide hunger-relief to those in our community who rely on us for nourishment and hope.”
Megan Shea brings years of altruistic and corporate experience to her role as Board Chair:
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. With COVID-19 greatly impacting South Jersey starting in early 2020, bringing school closures, stay-at-home orders, record-breaking unemployment and rising poverty, FBSJ within the first 90 days of response to the COVID-19 crisis distributed more than five million pounds of food throughout 58 dedicated locations within its four-county region of impact, including the distribution of more than 20,000 emergency food boxes to food-insecure populations. To learn more, visit www.foodbanksj.org.