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Advocacy can mean many different things. A common definition is the act or process of supporting a cause or a proposal.

The Food Bank of South Jersey has many advocates. Our donors advocate with their dedicated and invaluable support of our mission. Our volunteers advocate every time they lend a hand to our programs. You’re an advocate by sharing something from this newsletter with your family and friends.

Recently, we brought together network agencies from across the state. These leaders in the fight against hunger came together to share best practices and challenges and were encouraged to be advocates on important policy issues.

We have a lot to advocate for today. The new Farm Bill being considered in Congress will set investment levels for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and will hopefully strengthen and expand access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). So many South Jersey residents are impacted by both these programs.
In Trenton, we are always advocating the needs of our communities to our elected leaders.

We recognize that organizational power and voice must be authorized by who we serve. We live by that at FBSJ, constantly listening to our agency leaders and neighbors we serve.

When we do that, we can be better advocates to fully address the systemic inequities that often lead to food insecurity.

Fred Wasiak, President & CEO


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