Strengthening Our Food Distribution Partners: Feeding South Jersey Means Strengthening Our Network

Beacon of Hope, Mount Holly.

“Thanks to the grant funds received, Beacon of Hope is able to purchase additional food resources, some of which will target specific dietary restrictions, as well as obtain food transport devices to assist the Beacon of Hope staff and volunteers in moving thousands of pounds of food each week.” Pastor Darlene Trappier of Beacon of Hope, Mount Holly.

Evangelistic Mennonite Church, Camden.

”We are incredibly grateful to the Food Bank of South Jersey for extending us this wonderful opportunity. Our facility was in desperate need of renovations, and thanks to this grant funding, we are able to address a number of serious issues, especially some much-needed electrical work and the creation of a new doorway, for easier access.” Iris and Angelo Zayas, Evangelistic Mennonite Church, Camden.

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
Beacon of Hope, Mount Holly
Calvary Baptist, Beverly
Cecil Deliverance Tabernacle, Williamstown
Cherry Hill Food Pantry, Cherry Hill
Christian Caring, Browns Mills
City of Light, Atco
Commissioned 2 Serve, Willingboro
Cultivate, Voorhees
Evangelistic Mennonite Church, Camden City
First Spanish Pentecostal, Pennsauken
Fountain of Life, Camden
Friends of Clementon, Clementon
Glorious Light, Paulsboro
Green Grove, West Berlin
Hope UMC, Voorhees
Ladies in Transit Holistic, Beverly
Loving Our Cities, Sewell
Need to Succeed, Lindenwold

New Hope Ministry, Delran
Oaks Integrated Care, Mount Holly
Parkside United Methodist Church, Camden City
Parkway Baptist Church, Willingboro
People First!, Westampton
Praise Temple, Jericho
Safe Passage, Camden City
Samost Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Cherry Hill
St. John’s Pentecostal Outreach, Salem
St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral, Camden City
St. Thomas Episcopal Church (Kitchen of Hope), Glassboro
SVDP Sacred Heart Church, Mount Holly
The Extended Hand Ministry Inc., Mount Holly
The Pantry at Victory Assembly of God, Pittsgrove
The Victory Group, Westville
Touch NJ, Camden City
True Vine Pentecostal Church, Millville
Urban Promise, Camden City

A Taste of Compassion

A publication by the Food Bank of South Jersey