Strengthening Our Food Distribution Partners
Response. Strength. Hope. Feeding South Jersey Means Strengthening Our Network
In a mission to strengthen South Jersey’s access to nutritious, sustainable food during pervasive food insecurity, the Food Bank of South Jersey, through funding made possible by New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, granted $452,124 to participating food pantries and feeding partners in its food distribution network of more than 200 participating agencies throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.
This vital funding was distributed to 37 participating food pantries and other feeding agencies serving South Jersey. The main purpose of this vital funding is to increase the capacities of food distribution partner pantries and affiliated partner food agencies to serve more people impacted by the pervasive food insecurity inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“To help meet the extraordinary demand for food as many of our neighbors struggle with daily food vulnerability and accelerated household food insecurity, grant recipients within our food distribution network will be able to expand hours and days of service, as well as strengthen their facilities and bolster their capacities to supply food to their communities,” reports Food Bank of South Jersey President & CEO Fred C. Wasiak.
Food partners and agencies within the Food Bank of South Jersey’s partner network were permitted to apply for funding support from $5,000 to $15,000. Agencies requested a variety of capacity-building allocations to increase the service of providing life-sustaining food to people in need.
More than $292,000 will be utilized by partner agencies for priority capacity building, with more than $109,900 earmarked for emergency food purchases to supplement and strengthen food resource reserves. Overall, of the 37 grant allocations awarded, 11 partner agencies serve Burlington County, 19 support Camden County, five agencies serve Gloucester County and two provide life-sustaining food resources to food-vulnerable residents of Salem County.
These partner agencies recieved grant funding from the Food Bank of South Jersey.
The grant was made possible by the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and the David Tepper Charitable Foundation in partnership with the Food Bank of South Jersey.
Antioch Baptist, Camden City
New Hope Ministry, Delran