Food Bank of South Jersey teams up with Wal-Mart

The Food Bank of South Jersey Distributes Freezers & More Thanks to Wal-Mart Infra-Structure Grant

The Food Bank of South Jersey hosted 14 of their partner food distribution agencies to receive freezers, thermal blankets, thermometers and more all provided by Wal-Mart as a part of a $25,000 grant. These items will help
Above: The Food Bank of South Jersey hosted 14 of their partner food distribution agencies to receive freezers, thermal blankets, thermometers and more all provided by Wal-Mart as a part of a $25,000 grant. These items will help FBSJ reach their goal of rescuing an additional 1 Million pounds of food in 2017 through their Retail Rescue program

 

14 Food Distributors in Burlington, Gloucester, Salem and Camden counties are Given Resources to Expand Capacity to Accept More Food Donations

 

Last week on Thursday, December 22nd, The Food Bank of South Jersey supports 250 charitable food providers such as food pantries, community kitchens and shelters in Gloucester, Camden, Salem and Burlington counties. 14 of these agencies have been selected to receive the following material provided by a $25,000 Infra-Structure Grant provided by Wal-Mart:

 

  • 12 – 2 in 1 Convertible refrigerator freezer units
  • 2 – chest freezers
  • 2 – curb ramps
  • 45 shipping scales
  • 45 – thermometers
  • 80 – Insulated blankets

 

Minster Terrace West and Pastor Vincent Moore of On the Wings of Love Ministries, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey, accept a new 2 in 1 freezer provided by Wal-Mart. A part of a $25,000 grant, W

Minster Terrace West and Pastor Vincent Moore of On the Wings of Love Ministries, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey. A part of a $25,000 grant, Wal-Mart provided 14 FBSJ agencies with resources to help them meet their goal of rescuing an additional 1 Million pounds of food in 2017 through their Retail Rescue program.

Ethan Thorton of Millers Temple C.O.G.I.C., a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey

Ethan Thorton of Millers Temple C.O.G.I.C., a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey. Part of a $25,000 grant, Wal-Mart provided 14 FBSJ agencies with resources to help them meet their goal of rescuing an additional 1 Million pounds of food in 2017 through their Retail Rescue program.
Natalie Fortunato of South Jersey Dream Center, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey, accept a new 2 in 1 freezer provided by Wal-Mart. A part of a $25,000 grant, Wal-Mart provided 14 FBSJ agencies
Natalie Fortunato of South Jersey Dream Center, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey.

Maria Siegel of Mary, Queen of All Saints Church, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey, accept a new 2 in 1 freezer provided by Wal-Mart. A part of a $25,000 grant, Wal-Mart provided 14 FBSJ agencie

Maria Siegel of Mary, Queen of All Saints Church, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey.

Kathleen Dombkowski, Sumiko Butler, Kristi Dickinson of Macedonia Baptist Church, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey, accept a new 2 in 1 freezer provided by Wal-Mart. A part of a $25,000 grant, W

 

Kathleen Dombkowski, Sumiko Butler, Kristi Dickinson of Macedonia Baptist Church.

 

Georgia Dennis of Love Ministries, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey, accept a new 2 in 1 freezer provided by Wal-Mart. A part of a $25,000 grant, Wal-Mart provided 14 FBSJ agencies with resource

 

Georgia Dennis of Love Ministries, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey.

 

Dennis Chang and volunteer of SSS St. Vincent De Paul Church, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey, accept a new 2 in 1 freezer provided by Wal-Mart. A part of a $25,000 grant, Wal-Mart provided 14

Dennis Chang and volunteer of SSS St. Vincent De Paul Church, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey. A part of a $25,000 grant, Wal-Mart provided.

Betsy McBride and Duane Aretz of Urban Promise, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey, accept their new 2 in 1 freezer provided by Wal-Mart. A part of a $25,000 grant, Wal-Mart provided 14 FBSJ agenc

Above: Betsy McBride and Duane Aretz of Urban Promise, a food distribution agency for The Food Bank of South Jersey. A part of a $25,000 grant, Wal-Mart provided to 14 FBSJ agencies.

 

Receiving Agencies Listed below:

  • Abundant Life Community Development Corp. – Burlington County
  • Beacon of Hope Inc. – Burlington County
  • Christ Care Unit Missionary Baptist Church – Camden County
  • Evangelistic Mennonite Church – Camden County
  • Koinonia Family Life, Inc. – Camden County
  • Love Ministries – Camden County
  • Macedonia Baptist Church – Gloucester County
  • Mary, Queen of All Saints – Camden County
  • Miller’s Temple C.O.G.I.C. – Burlington County
  • On the Wings of Love Ministries – Burlington County
  • South Jersey Dream Center – Camden County
  • SVDP – St. Simon Stock – Camden County
  • Urban Promise – Camden County
  • Victory Assembly of God – Salem County

The Food Bank of South Jersey 150 John Tipton Blvd., Pennsauken, NJ 08110

 

Why:
A top strategic goal for FBSJ is to extend & enrich resource distribution to 21 “Food Deserts.” These are urban areas where at least 1/3rd of the population lives over a mile from a mainstream supermarket. Also, these areas have at least 1/5th of its population living below the poverty line in SJ. These 14 agencies are among FBSJ’s Retail Rescue program which connects to 38 local retail locations in an effort to expand their resources to help with this overarching goal.

Agencies are chosen by a selection of criteria including their participation in Retail Rescue and displayed interest in growing their resources in 2017.Wal-Mart’s infra-structure grant provides critical resources for these agencies to properly store and manage these additional food items, impacting FBSJ’s goal to add 45 more member agencies to Retail Rescue, rescuing 1 million pounds of food in 2017 to distribute to these food deserts.

 

 

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