Food Bank of South Jersey Ready for Busy "Hunger Action Month"

Pennsauken, NJ, September 04, 2015 --( The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) – the area’s largest emergency food provider – today announced a series of food drives and fundraising events throughout September in support of Feeding America’s® Hunger Action Month – a nationwide campaign to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger.

During Hunger Action Month, FBSJ staff are organizing/supporting the following:

Hope in Action Impact Day (September 3) – Work teams assembled from FBSJ’s employee base will volunteer at 10 local pantries, providing a half-day of maintenance and administrative support. The pantries are part of FBSJ’s food distribution network.

Peanut Butter Night at the Camden Riversharks (September 12) -- Fans who bring one jar of peanut butter to this Riversharks’ promotional event will receive a ticket to a future game and a percentage of game ticket sales generated by Peanut Butter Night will be donated to FBSJ.

Dine Out for Hunger (September 15) – Approximately 30 local restaurants are teaming to donate a portion of their lunch and dinner proceeds to FBSJ’s mission. The list of participating restaurants can be found at:

“Canstruction” (September 18-20) – The Cherry Hill Mall will host a different type of art exhibit – a series of structures built entirely from full cans of food. The “cansculptures” will be designed by competing teams from local corporations, with guidance provided by the charity organization Canstruction®. The cans of food used to build the sculptures will be purchased by the competing teams and donated to FBSJ.

Students Change Hunger (September 21) – The statewide Students Change Hunger food drive kicks off on Monday, September 21 and runs through November 23. Once again, FBSJ staff will be championing this campaign through speaking engagements that challenge students in our service area to combat hunger by organizing food and fund drives at their schools. Information on registering for a SCH food drive is available at

“We are hopeful that many residents across South Jersey communities will find it in their hearts to take an action in the fight against hunger this September,” stated FBSJ CEO Val Traore. “Whether it is directly supporting the Hunger Action Month events that we have created, or simply volunteering a few hours at our food bank or donating to our mission, it all matters greatly to those who require our compassion.”

About the Food Bank of South Jersey
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. In 2014, FBSJ provided 10.4 million pounds of food to nearly 200,000 South Jersey residents. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. To learn more visit
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