Pennsauken, NJ, March 18, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Food Bank of South Jersey has expanded its Hope Mobile program to include a monthly delivery of food assistance that specifically benefits veterans and their families. The Hope Mobile is an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that functions as a massive pantry; fully loaded, it can transport 45,000 pounds of food.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
9:00 am – 11:00 am
National Guard Armory, 2001 Park Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Approximately 100-150 military veterans are expected to receive food assistance, which will include a mix of dry, refrigerated and frozen foods as well as fresh produce.
More and more military families are relying on food banks and pantries. A recent Feeding America survey showed that 20% of households that utilize food bank services include a family member who is serving or has served in the military. Many veterans are challenged by adjustment to civilian life.
FBSJ received a grant from the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust that made it possible to add the National Guard Armory location to its Hope Mobile delivery schedule. FBSJ’s Hope Mobile delivers to 10 destinations monthly across its 4-county service area (Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, and Salem).
About the Food Bank of South Jersey
A member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is the leader in providing safe and nutritional food to people in need throughout South Jersey. FBSJ distributes food, provides nutrition education and cooking courses, and helps food insecure families and seniors find sustainable ways to improve their lives. To learn more visit www.foodbanksj.org