SUMMER MEALS – HELPING SOUTH JERSEY YOUTH TAKE A VACATION FROM HUNGER
Throughout the summer weeks, our Summer Meals team provides nutritious food to children and teens in our four-county service area. This year, we expect to distribute 140,000 meals and snacks to 58 sites.
Several facilities in our program said that FBSJ’s Summer Meals is a huge weight off their backs, as the provided food resources help offset their costs so they can focus on other things for their kids.
Once again, the Food Bank of South Jersey is feeding children in conjunction with the Summer Food Service Program provided by USDA. This year, we are also providing summer meals thanks to our incredible partners at The Wawa Foundation, who have provided us with $100,000 to feed South Jersey.
The food in this year’s Summer Meals program has caused a lot of excitement. Kids have been able to explore many different healthy items and have enjoyed trying new combinations of things. We hear that many have sat around tables challenging each other to explore new combinations – like dipping crackers into applesauce!
No matter the mixture, summer should be about fun and not about worry. Thanks to your support and that of our partners, we are putting the heat on summer hunger!