Summer should be a stress-free time full of food, friends and fun, but for families whose children receive free lunch, it brings an added pressure to provide additional meals for their children.
In 2011, the FBSJ started our Summer Feeding program and provided 1,364 South Jersey children with lunch and snack. In 2012, our challenge increased as the number of children supported grew to 1,390 children and timely deliveries became a challenge while relying on a vendor from North Jersey.
This year, the FBSJ plans to serve a minimum of 1,300 food insecure children and for the first time, provide the food ourselves. The transition is expected to improve service delivery without reliance on non local vendors, but donations from local vendors – for food, plastic cutlery, and paper products – as well as the helping hands of hundreds of volunteers to prep and deliver the food – are still needed for FBSJ to make it happen.
Volunteer to help by calling Falynn at (856) 662-4884 ext. 125