Implementing Plan to Bring Fresh, Nutritious, and Tasty Meals to 8,000 Kids this Summer
(March 28, 2017)--In an effort to collaborate with community members about the summer nutrition needs and requests of children throughout the community, the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) invited over 50 area organizations and members of the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) to participate in a Summer Meals Menu Selection Event.
The participants had the opportunity to learn more about the program, learn how they can be involved, and choose the meals that are served of which include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options.
FBSJ is entering their 6th year sponsoring the Summer Meals Program, which will run from June 12th – September 1st, 2017 and has fed over 69,000 children since the program’s inception.
Last year, FBSJ fed nearly 4,000 children and hopes to increase their reach to feed 8,000 children in communities across Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, and Salem counties. The event was held at the Food Bank of SJ Headquarters in Pennsauken.