Pennsauken, NJ, January 13, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- A diverse group of volunteers – bankers, students, lawyers, faith-based organizations, sororities, physicians, and a recent beauty pageant winner – will have a common goal this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: donating time and labor to help the Food Bank of South Jersey meet its mission of assisting the food-insecure.
Monday, January 18, 2016
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Food Bank of South Jersey, 1501 Tipton Boulevard, Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Volunteer groups expected to participate include Zeta Phi Beta; Beneficial Bank; Ballard Spahr; Haddonfield Memorial High School; Holy Cross High School; American Board of Internal Medicine; Doane Academy; Phi Beta; and Congregation M’Kor Shalom.
Miss South Jersey 2016, Julia Magill, will also be volunteering and raising awareness for her platform, “Feeding Our Families”.
Volunteers will complete the essential tasks of inspecting, sorting, and packaging donated food which will be distributed through FBSJ’s agency partner network to those with need. FBSJ provided assistance to nearly 200,000 food-insecure residents in 2015.
Volunteerism is important to FBSJ. By hosting 110 volunteers on MLK, Jr. Day of Service, FBSJ provides a venue for transforming the holiday into a day of citizen action with great impact.
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 2015, FBSJ provided 10 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.