Helping Kids

In South Jersey alone, thousands of children are food-insecure and have likely experienced what it feels like to go to bed hungry. When it comes to health and development, children who do not get enough to eat are immediately at a disadvantage. Studies have shown that children who do not get proper nourishment are more likely to have lower math scores, repeat a grade and experience developmental impairments in language, motor skills and behavior. Since every child deserves to have a healthy start, the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is committed to fighting childhood hunger year-round with several programs:

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Summer Meals served to children in 2019.

After school meals and snacks

Collectively, about 300 children are receiving nutritionally-balanced meals and snacks during the school year from this program available in each one of our service counties: Camden, Burlington, Gloucester and Salem.

Backpacks

Every Friday, the backpack program provides school-aged children with nutritionally balanced meals to sustain them and their families, over the weekend. These packs are carefully designed to allow children (with minimal supervision) to prepare meals for themselves easily.

School Pantry

Nutritious food delivered monthly to selected schools to help children and their families.

Summer Meals

School breakfasts and lunches are great ways to nutritionally supplement a growing child’s diet. But when school ends for the summer, so do school feeding programs. Through our Summer Meals program, children receive breakfast, lunch and snacks for 10 weeks during the summer.

For program criteria or to learn how to become a partner agency, please contact us at (856) 662-4884

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