Who We Are and How We Work

The Food Bank of South Jersey provides food to people in need, delivers health and wellness programs, and designs sustainable solutions to help people improve their lives. We carry out our mission by operating on 7 core values:

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How We Work

The Food Bank of South Jersey operates on one simple premise: food should not be wasted when hungry people are in our midst. From this truth, we have built an effective food distribution program that annually links nearly 12 million pounds of food with more than 150 charitable food providers, such as food pantries, community kitchens and shelters in the four counties we serve: Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Salem.

A member of the Feeding America network of national food banks, the Food Bank of South Jersey works alongside four other food banks in the state to develop immediate and effective solutions to eliminate hunger and food insecurity in our designated service areas.

Our History

Established in 1985 by a small group of volunteers who saw an increased need for emergency food services, the Food Bank of South Jersey is now the largest distributor of charitable food services in South Jersey. Through the years, our vision has expanded beyond our core feeding program to offer a range of direct services and programs that target the distinct needs of working-poor families, their children, and at-risk seniors.