Pennsauken, NJ, September 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Consumers can support the Food Bank of South Jersey’s mission on Tuesday, September 15 by having lunch or dinner at restaurants participating in the non-profit organization’s inaugural Dine Out For Hunger campaign.
Approximately 30 restaurants, from sandwich franchises like Jersey Mike’s Sub to fine-dining establishments like The Capital Grille, are supporting the event and donating a portion of their proceeds to FBSJ. A complete list of restaurants can be viewed at www.foodbanksj.org/dineout.
Dine Out for Hunger is part of a series of special events that FBSJ has organized throughout September in support of Hunger Action Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness and generate help for the nearly 50 million Americans facing food-insecurity.
“We are always searching for ways to unite businesses to our cause,” noted FBSJ Chief Development Officer Tom Sims. “Dine Out For Hunger is a new venture for us that we expect to evolve into a highly-successful, annual event.”
Diane Lager, Managing Partner at The Capital Grille in Cherry Hill, NJ, states that causes like FBSJ’s Dine Out For Hunger strike a special chord with those who work in the food services industry.
“Our community certainly understands the power of food, and the difference that consistent access to nutritious meals makes to a child, a senior citizen, to anyone with need,” stated Lager. “We are privileged to have The Capital Grille play a part in Dine Out For Hunger."
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 www.foodbanksj.org.