Haddon Township teens pay it forward with a fundraiser for the Food Bank of South Jersey that doubles as a mass art project.
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Friday, November 16, 2012
Drive up your turkey donation to the Food Bank of South Jersey all day on Saturday.
Did you score an extra turkey for Thanksgiving? A needy family in our area could have a tastier Thanksgiving if you donate it and other turkey day staples. The Food Bank of South Jersey is running a drive-up turkey drive Saturday, Nov. 17 to help fill holiday tables of local families in need. Simply drive up to the food bank at 1501 John Tipton Blvd. in Pennsauken from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a staffer will take it from there. The food bank is collecting turkeys (only frozen), canned goods and boxed goods. All donations must not be expired. While you’re dropping off a turkey, don’t forget to open your wallet as well. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank of South Jersey can buy almost four entire meals for people in need. For details, contact …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Patcher staffers learn more about hunger in South Jersey with a morning of volunteerism. Interested in helping reduce hunger in our area? Read on.
Patch staffers in South Jersey woke up bright and early on Wednesday for a volunteerism gig that hit home—helping out at the Food Bank of South Jersey. Our volunteering day is part of an initiative promoted by Patch nationwide. Give 5 encourages employees to spend five days per year volunteering with an organization that supports our local Patch communities. Past projects have included park cleanups and even going barefoot for a day. This time, we decided to do a project together. The Food Bank of South Jersey fits the bill perfectly. The food bank serves four counties—Camden, Gloucester, Salem and part of Burlington—and runs programs that Patch has written about in the past, including its Just Peachy salsa campaign. So, we decided as a …
Friday, August 3, 2012
After that, you can support the Food Bank of South Jersey by buying it in stores.
Bruised, kicked and headed for the dumps in perfectly serviceable condition—even if it wasn't from New Jersey, the story of the local peach wouldn't be out of place in a Bruce Springsteen lyric. Instead, however, the fruit is finding a second act on local supermarket shelves, in salsa form, starting Monday, Aug. 6. The reclamation project is the result of a partnership among the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ), Campbell’s Soup and six local peach farms in South Jersey. Farms like Summit City in Glassboro throw away hundreds of pounds of peaches per year, simply because they are too small or too ugly to sell in local supermarkets. “There are almost a million good peaches that are not quite good enough for retail supermarkets, but they …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Stamp Out Hunger, in its 20th year, feeds hungry people in Haddonfield and surrounding communities.
You know that bag of food you’ve been meaning to drop off at the local food pantry? This Saturday, your mail carrier will do the work for you. May 12 marks the 20th annual Stamp Out Hunger, and it couldn’t be easier to participate. Simply put a bag of nonperishable food out with your mail. Your postal worker will collect it on his or her route and deliver it to a local food aid organization. Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food collection drive, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Last year, carriers picked up 70 million pounds of food. Each can, each box of spaghetti, each tuna tin is food that’s desperately needed. A 2011 food insecurity study by Feeding America found that nearly 49 million people—including one of …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The humble Jersey peach has the potential to stop hunger, help farmers save money and aid the environment. All that's needed is peach salsa-loving consumers.
Each season, 90-year-old peach farmer Lewis DeEugenio scales the back of pickup trucks, shaking his head in dismay at the scene before him—hundreds, sometimes thousands, of pounds of unwanted peaches headed for the trash. At the same time, thousands of South Jerseyans go hungry each day, unable to afford food or qualify for food stamps. A new collaboration between six South Jersey farms and the Food Bank of South Jersey will go a long way toward addressing both problems. The farms and food bank are launching Just Peachy, a plan to turn the excess peaches into a shelf-stable peach salsa. Instead of being destined for the dump, the peaches will be "reclaimed" from the South Jersey farms that use Glassboro’s Eastern ProPak packing facility. …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Each step in the Walk Against Hunger helps combat food insecurity throughout South Jersey.
South Jerseyans will hit the pavement on Saturday to combat hunger among their neighbors—and there’s still time to sign up and help the cause. The Walk Against Hunger benefits the Food Bank of South Jersey and related charities. The food bank provides assistance to needy residents and local food pantries. The Food Bank of South Jersey wants to blow past the $10,000 that 150 walkers brought in for the 2010 walk. “We hope to double those numbers this year,” says Dan Getman, the food bank’s community engagement manager, “and with the response we’ve received so far, that’s not going to be a problem.” In past years, the Walk Against Hunger was a Philadelphia-based event. “We participated in the Philly event and still have a presence there,” …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Kristen Stehm wants to run a half-marathon in each state, all while donating money and food to the Food Bank of South Jersey.
Running gets Kristen Stehm out of the house. It clears her mind and tones her body. It makes her feel like a woman. Stehm, of Cinnaminson, is channeling all this positive energy into a goal. That goal is to run a half-marathon in each of the 50 states. She’s not stopping there. Stehm hopes to raise awareness for hunger at the same time, teaming up with the Food Bank of South Jersey locally to solicit donations and help those in need. “I don’t think people understand that yes, in this area, in Burlington County, in Cinnaminson, there’s people who are hungry,” Stehm said. The beginning About three years ago, Stehm wanted to lose weight. So, she and a friend took up running to shed some pounds. Her first feat was making it all the way around…
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Our food columnist sampled one of the best dining deals in Haddonfield.
A good deal is hard to find; you don’t have to tell me. The holidays murdered my bank account, like they always do, and January is simply a breather for me before I get punched in the face by a slew of February and March birthdays and holidays. I’m not complaining, though. Far from it. My point is, I need to be frugal for a few weeks while my finances recover for the next bout. My wallet is like a boxer, and if it doesn’t get the proper rest and training before its next beating, I’ll be in serious trouble. So where does that leave me? I love eating like I love breathing, and man can not survive on Ramen noodles alone. I’m looking for deals around these parts, and to my great pleasure, I stumbled on a doozy. Have you been to The Little …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Donations will go to the Food Bank of South Jersey.
Bancroft, the center for people with developmental disabilities and aquired brain injuries, is holding an organization-wide food drive for the Food Bank of South Jersey. That organization is in need of donations because of growing need in challenging economic times. Donation bins are located at multiple Bancroft sites, including the Farrington Building on the Haddonfield Campus, 425 Kings Highway East. Food donations for the holidays are needed by Dec. 19. However, Bancroft will continue collecting food into 2012, as donations tend to drop off after the holidays, even though the need persists. The Food Bank of South Jersey supplies food to soup kitchens, churches and food pantries to help those in need in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and…