PENNSAUKEN, NEW JERSEY – Comcast 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, Comcast has donated $40,000 to support outreach to 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, Comcast’s generosity comes at a time of continued elevated need, with more than 95,000 people turning to the Food Bank of South Jersey for life-sustaining food resources every month.
“We cannot feed South Jersey without the help of caring partners and supporters,” said Food Bank of South Jersey President & CEO Fred C. Wasiak. “As an organization, we are incredibly grateful for the operational strength and vital food resources Comcast enables through its generous support.”
The support by Comcast will assist in funding Food Bank of South Jersey’s ongoing programs and services, pivotal to fighting hunger in South Jersey. At present, organization’s food distribution network of more than 200 regional pantry partners continues to respond to a hunger crisis elevated as high as 60 percent in the most afflicted neighborhoods and communities impacted by the pandemic.
Currently one in every seven people living in South Jersey struggle with daily food insecurity. For children living in the Food Bank of South Jersey’s four-county service region, one in every five, and for some communities one in every four, children are food insecure.
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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.