Burlington County Times – by BCT Staff (1/23/2017) – More than 140 volunteers from various community organizations including students, health care professionals, lawyers, faith-based organizations and a basketball team worked with a common goal on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
They donated their time, labor and support to help the Food Bank of South Jersey address the urgent problem of hunger for the 196,000 South Jersey residents who are in need of food assistance.
Volunteer groups participating included Beta Phi, Zeta Phi Beta, Congregation M’Kor Shalom, Ballard Spahr LLP, Haddonfield Memorial High School, Rutgers-Camden, Holy Cross Academy’s boys basketball team, Rowan University and Associates in Hearing HealthCare.
Volunteers assisted in completing essential tasks to the Food Bank’s operation including inspecting, sorting and packaging donated food which will be distributed to those in need through FBSJ’s network of 250 food pantries, community kitchens and shelters.
The Food Bank of South Jersey is at 1501 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken. It was started by a group of volunteers 32 years ago.
The Food Bank of South Jersey provides safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives.
In 2016, FBSJ provided over 11 million pounds of food to approximately 200,000 South Jersey residents. It is a member of Feeding America, our country’s largest hunger-relief organization. To learn more visit www.foodbanksj.org