distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food-insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives.
Volunteers and FBSJ
staff will be on hand to collect donations at drop-off stations for the following dates and times:
Mall shoppers will be able to select a "people's choice" award by voting on FBSJ
's Facebook page; at the end of the event, all canned food will be donated by the teams to FBSJ
for its distribution inventory.
Dine Out for Hunger is part of a series of special events that FBSJ
has organized throughout September in support of Hunger Action Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness and generate help for the nearly 50 million Americans facing food-insecurity.
Peanut Butter Night at the Camden Riversharks (September 12) -- Fans who bring one jar of peanut butter to this Riversharks' promotional event will receive a ticket to a future game and a percentage of game ticket sales generated by Peanut Butter Night will be donated to FBSJ
Chief Operating Officer Joe Njoroge spearheaded the project and indicates that FBSJ
is among only a handful of food banks nationally to migrate to a renewable energy strategy.
anticipates delivering more than 100,000 meals to children aged five through seventeen at 45 sites in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem counties.
In recognition of FBSJ
's historic role as a hunger-relief organization, US Congressman Donald Norcross (District 1, NJ) has issued a proclamation to be read at the outset of the meeting, commending FBSJ
for its outstanding service and dedication to the communities it serves.
Summer is typically a season when donations to food banks slow down; the large SOH donation made in May enables FBSJ
to sustain its inventories just as pantries in our network are experiencing an uptick in demand due to the close of school feeding programs.
The first two FBSJ
Hunger Games events netted $25,000 to help fight food-insecurity.
In the four counties that FBSJ
services -Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem - nearly 200,000 people are struggling with hunger.
Extending the reach of HLI to Salem County has been a strategic aim for FBSJ
, according to Raquel Moreno, Senior Manager of FBSJ
's Healthy Living Initiative.