October 12, 2009

Matthew 25 Resource 10/12/09: Food Bank of South Jersey

The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) operates on one simple premise: food should not be wasted when hungry people are in our midst. From this truth, it has built an effective food distribution program that annually links 4 million pounds of food with over 200 charitable food providers, such as, food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters.

Founded in 1985, the FBSJ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help eliminate hunger and malnutrition in four counties of southern New Jersey—Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem. It is a member of Feeding America™, formally named America’s Second Harvest, the Nation’s Food Bank Network™ and the largest domestic hunger relief organization. Food Bank of South Jersey is an affiliate partner of United Way Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.

Food Bank of South Jersey is South West New Jersey’s largest source of government and “non-government” food assistance. We are the only major agency in southwestern New Jersey whose mission is to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by ensuring that wholesome surplus food reach people in need. Our centralized food donation and distribution system is a vital community link ensuring that low-income and disadvantaged residents can access free groceries and wholesome meals from a charitable food provider in their neighborhood.

In our 24th year of community service, the FBSJ continues to serve as an agent for effective food rescue and charitable food distribution in southern New Jersey. Since our inception, we has provided nearly 80 million pounds of food—the equivalent of 66 million meals—to thousands of families, seniors, individuals and children in need.

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