PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is pleased to announce it will honor longtime partner Holman Enterprises with the Feeding South Jersey Champion Award, formerly Champion Against Hunger, at its annual Viva South Jersey Gala on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, recognizing Holman Enterprise’s outstanding leadership, steadfast support and inspirational commitment to championing against food insecurity in South Jersey.
Throughout the past decade, Holman Enterprises has committed significantly to the fight against hunger in the Garden State through consistent and meaningful financial support, as well as generous volunteerism to strengthen FBSJ’s core mission of providing life-sustaining nutrition, every day wellness and sustainable food resources to South Jersey’s most food-vulnerable populations.
“We truly appreciate Holman’s significant support of the Food Bank of South Jersey and are excited to present them with our highest honor,” reports Fred C. Wasiak, President and CEO, Food Bank of South Jersey. “Holman Enterprises has played a substantial and admirable part in the battle to eradicate the everyday threat of hunger facing so many of our South Jersey neighbors – we are extremely honored to celebrate and commend them for their commitment to feeding South Jersey.”
For over a decade, Holman has been a loyal supporter of the Food Bank of South Jersey’s mission to eradicate food insecurity in the Garden State, contributing over 1,750 volunteer hours and funding support producing the equivalent of more than 320,800 meals for South Jersey.
“The Food Bank of South Jersey’s commitment to our region’s most food-vulnerable individuals and families makes it essential to for us to lend our support,” reports Mindy Holman, Chairman of the Board, Holman Enterprises. “Beyond that, our employees recognize the leadership role the Food Bank of South Jersey plays in reducing food insecurity during the current health crisis, and the Holman employee family wants our company to continue in aiding this critical work.”
FBSJ’s annual Viva South Jersey Gala takes place virtually on Thursday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. with information available at www.foodbanksj.org. This year’s gala theme – I Love South Jersey – will be hosted by public speaker and author Katie Fehlinger and feature special guests, entertaining performances, diverse auctions items, including travel, luxurious experiences and fine dining, as well as a meaningful salute to the resilience, compassion and strength that is South Jersey.
To become a sponsor or to show your support by attending the event, learn more or register for the event by visiting www.foodbanksj.org/vivasj.
Holman Enterprises is a global automotive leader that serves both commercial and consumer clients The Holman Way by always doing the right thing for our people, our customers, and the community since 1924. Headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, our automotive-centric businesses include Holman Automotive, one of the largest privately owned dealership groups in the U.S. with 40 dealership franchises representing 20 brands; Holman Insurance Services, a commercial and consumer insurance services company; Holman Parts Distribution, a national distributor of OEM powertrain solutions and logistics leader; Auto Truck Group, a vehicle fabrication and upfitting business; Kargo Master, a manufacturer of truck and van productivity solutions; ARI, the largest privately-owned fleet leasing and management company in North America; and Holman Strategic Ventures, Holman’s corporate venture capital and innovation team. For additional information, please visit HolmanEnterprises.com.
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 180 days of response to the COVID-19 crisis, distributed more than 11 million pounds of food throughout its four-county region of impact, including the distribution of nearly 70,000 emergency food boxes, increasing its partner agency network to over 200 and serving over 95,000 food-insecure South Jersey residents each month, including the distribution of over 600,000 nutritious breakfasts and lunches to more than 30,000 food-insecure South Jersey children. To learn more, visit www.foodbanksj.org. On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, follow the Food Bank of South Jersey @foodbankSJ.