The Camden-based company's support for FBSJ
has resulted in more than $1 million in direct and in-kind support, over 800,000 pounds of donated food, over 9,000 volunteer hours and countless educational programs supporting Camden residents.
Dine Out For Hunger - From Sunday, September 10th through Saturday, September 16th local restaurants in Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, and Camden counties are stepping up to fight hunger by donating a portion of their patrons' checks to help FBSJ
fight hunger in South Jersey.
For those children who may not have a dedicated place to eat during the SMP program, FBSJ
will deploy the Bus Stop Cafe in Salem County in which the organization's mobile school bus pantry will bring meals to children and allow them to eat on the bus if needed.
There are over 20 known food deserts across Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, and Salem counties of which FBSJ
services to reach the nearly 50,000 residents who struggle with food insecurity in these areas.
ShopRite's support for FBSJ
and its network of pantries began in 1999.
Prior to the grant, FBSJ
had supplied meals to On the Wings of Love Academy on a limited basis, providing summer meals (breakfasts and lunches) for its daycare program.
To have nearly doubled the impact of our Summer Meals Program this year took an exceptional effort from our direct services and operations teams," noted Val Traore, FBSJ
Chief Executive Officer and President.
Food Truck Friday (September 23) - FBSJ
will host food truck merchants offering diverse menu selections at its Pennsauken facilities on September 23, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
AIB inspectors graded FBSJ
on every detail of how it stores and protects food, including standard operation methods and personnel practices, maintenance and cleaning practices, pest management, and adequacy of food safety programs.
Scheduled to Attend: Stephanie Sutton-Page, Coordinator for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program; Tim Walsh, USDA Nutrition Programs Branch Manager; Dana Redd, Mayor of Camden; FBSJ
CEO and President Val Traore; FSBJ SMP Directors and Managers; representatives from state and local political officeholders; representatives from community/business partners supporting SMP.
Three community partners, Virtua Health, Bimbo Bakeries, and Bentley Truck Services, will play a key role in helping FBSJ
execute its SMP successfully.
aims to have 15 members participate in the inaugural YPN class.