Programs and Membership
The Food Bank of South Jersey sponsors a variety of programs and services in the counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Salem. Through more than 200 non-profits and organizations within our community, we help to provide food for hungry people. Our specialized programs target vulnerable, at-risk populations like children and senior citizens. And through our Cooking Matters courses which are part of the Healthy Living Initiative, we offer interactive cooking classes and nutrition education to “reach and teach” the communities around us, moving them from charity to prosperity.
If you know of a nonprofit organization within our service area that wants to help those in need, or you are a nonprofit organization within our service area already feeding those at risk of hunger, the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) can help.
- Donated and purchased food programs
- Technical and start-up assistance
- Strengthening of current program(s)
- Grant opportunities (i.e. food/other items)
- Training for food safety, nutrition education and other areas that support emergency feeding programs
- Information about government initiatives including Food Stamps, WIC, and FamilyCARE
- Choice Delivery Program (van rental)
- Food for unique populations like Halal and Kosher
- Direct Delivery
Criteria for Membership
In order to join the FBSJ network, an organization must meet these five (5) essential requirements:
- Must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and incorporated for the purpose of feeding the ill, needy or infants.
- Food must be provided free of charge to the needy and without any other obligation.
- The organization's feeding program must be located within Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and/or Salem counties.
- The FBSJ will provide basis food safety training on how to store food. For those that will provide hot meals will have to have a Sanitary Inspection Certificate and at least one staff members must have their ServSafe certification.
- The FBSJ is a supplemental program; therefore organizations must have additional sources of food.