Here at Food Bank of South Jersey, we want to send people home with more than just food or a simple meal. We want to have a positive, lasting impact on those we serve. Our operations are invested in the community and its many diverse individuals and our cherished goal is to see a healthy community provided with sustainable, long term solutions to health and well being.
Below are some recipes developed by Chef Mike in the FBSJ Healthy Living Initiative. Many of them use ingredients that we offer our network right here in our warehouse in Pennsauken.
Food Bank of South Jersey distributed over 230,000 pounds of fresh produce in 2011. The majority of that food comes to us through the State Food Purchase Program, which allocates state funds for the purchase of state-grown or packaged surplus goods. FBSJ works closely with local farms and organizations to provide a variety of nutritious fruits and vegetables, while enabling farmers to move their surplus without a total loss of profit.
Some of the local farms & organizations that work with FBSJ: