United Airlines Donates $41,000 to Strengthen Food Bank of South Jersey Hunger-Relief Programs

 

 

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United Airlines Donates $41,000 to Strengthen
Food Bank of South Jersey Hunger-Relief Programs

PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – United Airlines is helping to feed South Jersey. In an effort to support the Food Bank of South Jersey and strengthen the organization’s hunger-relief programs, United Airlines has donated a combined investment of $41,000 in cash and travel to support the organization’s ongoing outreach to serve food-insecure communities in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.

With a history of supporting South Jersey’s largest hunger-relief organization in its effort to feed individuals, children, families and seniors, United’s generosity comes at a time of continued elevated need, with 1 in every 7 South Jersey residents struggling with daily hunger, and 1 in every 5 South Jersey children living in food-insecure households.

“United Airlines and Food Bank of South Jersey have a strong partnership, especially in tough times we continue to see due to the pandemic and we are so grateful that United continues to step up again and again supporting our mission to fight hunger in South Jersey,” reports Food Bank of South Jersey President & CEO Fred C. Wasiak. “As an organization, we are grateful for the operational strength and vital food resources United Airlines enables through its generous support.”

The support by United Airlines will assist in funding Food Bank of South Jersey’s ongoing programs and services, pivotal to fighting hunger in South Jersey. Currently, the organization’s food distribution network of more than 200 regional pantry partners continues to respond a hunger crisis elevated as high as 60 percent in the most afflicted neighborhoods and communities impacted by the pandemic.

“United Airlines’ core value is connecting people, uniting the world, and that starts within our local communities,” states Blenda Pinto, Director, Corporate & Government Affairs. “As a company, we feel it is essential to support where our employees and customers live and work in any possible way during the crisis, including providing donations that will provide food to feed the growing number of families that need assistance.”

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ABOUT FOOD BANK OF SOUTH JERSEY

Marking its 36th year in 2021, 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. During 2020, with COVID-19 bringing school closures, stay-at-home orders, record-breaking unemployment and rising poverty, FBSJ distributed more than 22.5 million pounds of food – the equivalent of over 18.7 million meals – throughout four-county region of impact, increasing its partner agency network to over 200 and serving over 95,000 food-insecure South Jersey residents each month, including the distribution of nearly one million nutritious breakfasts and lunches to South Jersey’s food-insecure children and youths. To learn more, visit www.foodbanksj.org. On Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, follow the Food Bank of South Jersey @foodbankSJ.