We are 35! Celebrating 35 Years of Feeding South Jersey, the Food Bank of South Jersey is deepening, strengthening and expanding its role as South Jersey’s leading hunger relief organization.
Since our humble volunteer beginnings in a small warehouse in the City of Camden in 1985, when our first year saw 170,000 pounds of food distributed by a tiny team of committed and caring people, to our expansive Pennsauken facility in 2020 readying to distribute more than 15 million pounds of food this year – 55 employees, more than 150 partner agencies and over 7,000 volunteers strong.
Right now, there are 1 in 9 adults and 1 in 8 children in South Jersey who are hungry. Together, we will continue to dedicate our time, service and resources. As 2020 comes into focus, the Food Bank of South Jersey stands strong, with a clear and galvanized vision of deepening, strengthening and expanding our role as South Jersey’s leading hunger relief organization.
With 35 years devoted to ending the disaster of everyday hunger in South Jersey, we remain committed to providing the nourishment, awareness and consistent support needed to, one day, eradicate food insecurity in South Jersey.
Since 1985, the Food Bank of South Jersey has distributed more than 300 million pounds of food to food-insecure individuals, children, families, seniors and veterans throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties. In 2020, the Food Bank of South Jersey anticipates distributing more than 15 million pounds of food – 40 percent of which serves the City of Camden.
Providing more than 90 health and wellness programs, courses and demonstrations during the course of a single year to over 6,000 food-insecure South Jersey residents, the Food Bank of South Jersey’s Health & Wellness team delivers nutrition education, healthy eating guidance and budget-sensitive recipes to enhance and empower a healthy lifestyle.
Working with more than 150 partner agencies entrenched in South Jersey’s most vulnerable regions of hunger, the Food Bank of South Jersey sustains food-insecure communities with food distribution resources including mobile food pantries, school pantries and pop-up pantries targeting rural hunger zones – providing food distribution resources to sustain access to healthy food for thousands upon thousands of people.
As we journey throughout 2020 together, we invite you be a part of the Food Bank of South Jersey as we celebrate 35 years of Feeding South Jersey.
Today, the Food Bank of South Jersey is a stronger, more galvanized organization realizing a resurged strategy and vision of deepening, strengthening and expanding our role as South Jersey’s leading hunger relief organization.
We are grateful and hopeful you will help us improve and nourish the lives of South Jersey’s food-insecure communities as we take our greatest steps ever into our 35th year of providing food, nutrition and sustainability to individuals, children, families and seniors throughout South Jersey who greatly rely upon our services, resources and programs.
In 2020, we commit to build capacity to reduce the hunger gap in the four counties we devotedly serve, optimize and modernize our current resources, further deepen and expand our relationships with outstanding stakeholders, donors and community partners, and seek innovative opportunities to grow, and identify future challenges.
While I wish I could share with you that no person – no child – will experience hunger in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties during 2020, I cannot.
There is much work to do to eradicate food insecurity in our community, but with the support, wisdom, care and generosity of people like you, we can work to build more and better pathways to a South Jersey community that is truly and wholly nourished.
When you join our Hero for Hope monthly donor program, you will be providing funding that we can count on, and for those who can count on us.
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