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Good Leads the Way as United Airlines Renews its Commitment to Fighting Food Insecurity in South Jersey
PENNSAUKEN, NJ – At a time when it is urgently needed, United Airlines is providing vital resources to the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) to bolster ongoing hunger-relief programs throughout Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties. FBSJ received $50,000 in funds and travel vouchers from the airline, which will help increase food security for children, families and seniors in South Jersey.
“We are grateful for United Airlines’ continued commitment to being a force for good,” said Fred C. Wasiak, President & CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey. “Due to record inflation and the high prices of everyday items, the hunger crisis has once again reached pandemic levels. Our neighbors are struggling, but thanks to our incredible partners, the Food Bank of South Jersey will be able to provide crucial resources to our communities.”
Funding from United Airlines will aid FBSJ’s ongoing programs and services, which include monthly food distributions to more than 90,000 individuals through 200+ agency partners. In 2021, the Food Bank distributed 17.9 million pounds of food – nearly 15 million meals – with the support of partners like United.
“United Airlines is proud to support FBSJ and help fulfill a crucial need for our neighbors in South Jersey,” said Blenda Pinto, Director, Corporate & Government Affairs. “United dedicates the month of September to giving back in honor of the 9/11 anniversary, and our employees have volunteered their time and resources to do good in their local communities across the world.”
In South Jersey, one in 11 people are food insecure and one in 8 children face hunger.
“The Food Bank cannot feed South Jersey without the help of our caring partners,” continued Wasiak. “We are better together, and incredibly grateful for our supporters.”
For more information on how the Food Bank of South Jersey works to ensure no one goes to hungry, visit foodbanksj.org.