PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – Sharing the Food Bank of South Jersey’s mission to bring hunger relief to South Jersey’s most food-vulnerable communities, Alliance Management, operator of more than 40 Dunkin stores throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, has donated $1,500 to strengthen the organization’s COVID-19 emergency food distribution initiatives.
“We are deeply grateful for the generosity and support that our Dunkin friends at Alliance Management, particularly Alliance Management’s President & CEO, Kaushik Patel, and his wife, Anjana Patel. who are kindly helping to support our mission to provide hunger relief to more than 94,000 people every month during this time of escalated food support need due to COVID-19,” reports Fred C. Wasiak, President and CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey.
In the first 120 days of its response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Food Bank of South Jersey – South Jersey’s largest hunger-relief organization – increased its capacity to serve a surging food-insecure population by distributing more than 7.6 million pounds of food, more than 34,250 emergency food boxes and feeding more than 94,800 people, including 35,000 children, during a massive food distribution initiative engineered to bring food, wellness and support to South Jersey.
“We are very proud of the great relationship we have built with the Food Bank of South Jersey and today, we are very proud to support the Food Bank of South Jersey and their mission to provide hunger relief, especially during these difficult times,” states Alliance Management’s Patel. “Part of our company mission statement is to serve our neighbors and the communities in which we operate, and we proudly incorporate this value of giving back into our company culture. Thank you to the Food Bank of South Jersey for the opportunity to support members of our community in need.”
The Food Bank of South Jersey provides hunger-relief to food-insecure individuals, families, children and seniors throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.
Alliance Management was established in 1986 with the opening of the company’s flagship Dunkin’ in Iselin, N.J., by Mr. Kaushik Patel, the President & CEO. The company’s founding pillars of value include teamwork, reliability, responsibility, and extraordinary service and these pillars have formed the foundation from which the company has grown and thrived. Today, the company has grown to include more than 40 locations throughout central and south Jersey and supports over 900 employees. Along the way, Mr. Patel was nominated for the best combo operator of the year by Dunkin Brands in 2012, 2016 & 2017 and won the award in 2018. Acting upon the core value of extraordinary service, the company has partnered with the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and local police and fire departments by hosting and participating in several events annually. In 2016, Mr. Patel won the award for Philanthropist of the Year.
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.
During 2020, with COVID-19 bringing school closures, stay-at-home orders, record-breaking unemployment and rising poverty, FBSJ within the first 120 days of response to the COVID-19 crisis distributed more than seven million pounds of food throughout its four-county region of impact, including the distribution of more than 34,500 emergency food boxes to food-insecure populations, increasing its partner agency network to over 200 and serving over 94,000 food-insecure South Jersey residents each month, including the distribution of more than 218,375 nutritious breakfasts and lunches to more than 35,000 food-insecure South Jersey children. To learn more, visit www.foodbanksj.org. On Twitter, follow the Food Bank of South Jersey @foodbankSJ.