Through our core, Feed More program, 1,475,479 meals rescued from going to waste in 2019 from local, regional and national food sources. The food is then transported to our 65,000 square foot warehouse in Pennsauken. More than 200 emergency feeding programs access this food daily to meet the food needs of approximately 137,000 people living in food-insecure households in communities across Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
Additionally, our mobile pantry, the Hope Mobile, carries truckloads of food to “food deserts” – those areas that lack access to a viable network of food sources as well as to foods that comprise a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet. This aptly named 18-wheel tractor trailer holds 45,000 lbs. of food. This year the Hope Mobile will carry more than 11 million pounds of food reaching over 48,000 households of families and individuals living at or below the poverty level. The Hope Mobile provides an immediate solution to those communities that have a great need – but short supply – of nutritious food.
Unemployment. Financial crisis. Socio-economic inequities. Transportation obstacles. Access to healthy and nutritious food. All are part of the expansive and relentless toll this crisis has taken on South Jersey has been nothing short of catastrophic, causing families to choose between buying food, paying rent, or finding health insurance all while trying to avoid contracting COVID-19. Read More.
If you are a non-profit organization within our service area and would like to partner with the Food Bank of South Jersey, please contact us at (856) 662-4884 ext. 172.
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