Helping Families

 

Through our core, Feed More program, we solicited more than 11 million pounds of surplus food in 2016 from local, regional and national food sources. The food is then transported to our 65,000 square foot warehouse in Pennsauken. More than 150 emergency feeding programs access this food daily to meet the food needs of approximately 196,000 people living in food-insecure households in communities across Camden, Burlington, 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 2.6 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.

To find food assistance near you, please visit our Zip Code Locator HERE or to get a complete list of our Hope Mobile distribution dates and locations, CLICK HERE.

For more information on the Hope Mobile Program, call 856.662.4884 or email rlockett@foodbanksj.org.


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. 115.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.