Jon and Loretta Runyan to Serve as Honorary Chairs for Food Bank of South Jersey’s Annual Fundraising Gala

Pennsauken, NJ, November 11, 2015 --( The Food Bank of South Jersey – the area’s largest emergency food provider – is hosting its third annual Viva South Jersey Gala fundraiser. The event features a Las-Vegas theme complete with charity gambling, live and silent auctions, and dinner/dancing.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of FBSJ’s Champion Against Hunger Award to Subaru of America, honoring the automaker’s long-time role in supporting FBSJ’s mission and programs.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Westin Mount Laurel Hotel, 555 Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054

Former NJ Congressman and Philadelphia Eagles star Jon Runyan and his wife Loretta will be serving as 2015 Honorary Co-Chairs. Bill Anderson, Fox Weekend Co-Host, will serve as emcee. Gala attendees will be a mix of civic and business stakeholders from the FBSJ community: corporate and institutional donors; individual donors; agency partners from FBSJ’s distribution network; FBSJ board members, executives, and employees.

Viva South Jersey is an important end-of-season fundraising event/celebration that serves to connect FBSJ’s many constituents and to strengthen the resolve of all who share in our mission to alleviate hunger in South Jersey. Proceeds from this year’s gala will directly benefit FBSJ’s Summer Meals Program.

Attendees can try their luck at 7 gaming tables; approximately 60 auction items will be on display; live entertainment will be provided by Epic Soul band.

Tickets: $150 per person/$250 per couple. To register, visit

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
Food Bank of South Jersey
Lou Martelli