Pennsauken, NJ, April 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Management and employees of Wawa presented The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) with a large Check Out Hunger check for $77,449.00 at the ribbon cutting ceremony of Wawa’s full service Crown Point location. FBSJ representatives Pamela Pernot and Chris Seabo were quick to point out that of all the Wawa locations participating in the Check Out Hunger Campaign, ten of the top 20 fundraisers chain wide were located in the four counties of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem.
Check Out Hunger donations by supermarket and Wawa customers at the check-out counter are provided in $1, $3, and $5 increments. The funds collected are immediately re-invested back into the community to support local food banks. At the ceremony, Ms. Pernot thanked the Wawa Corporation and its patrons for their generous contributions and support of the Food Bank of South Jersey. Wawa’s donation will provide more than a quarter of a million meals for the children, families and seniors at risk of hunger in South Jersey.
The Food Bank of South Jersey distributes ten to twelve million pounds of food annually through its network of more than 250 charitable agencies, food pantries and congregate feeding locations. FBSJ also runs nine direct service programs, including Kidz Pack, Kids Café, and the Healthy Living Initiative, which not only provide food, but also teach children and adults how to create healthy and nutritious meals with low – priced groceries.
Within FBSJ’s four-county service area, one in four children do not know when or where they will get their next meal; one in six adults struggle with the difficult choice of paying for food and providing shelter, medicine, or utilities for their families.
About the Food Bank of South Jersey
The Food Bank of South Jersey is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. We distribute food, provide nutrition education and cooking courses, and help people find sustainable ways to improve their lives. To learn more about our important work, please visit www.foodbanksj.org