for $25,000 to Fund Eating Well and Diabetes Program
Pennsauken, NJ – The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) has received a $25,000 grant from The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey to expand its Eating Well and Diabetes program across Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties.
“We could not be more grateful to The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey for supporting us as we work to provide stability to the food-insecure families across our region,” said Fred C. Wasiak, President & CEO, FBSJ. “The goal of this program is to help economically disadvantaged individuals who have a risk for or are living with diabetes learn to better manage their condition and improve their overall health.”
The FBSJ’s Eating Well and Diabetes program is a series of classes that provide nutritional guidance and cooking techniques to individuals or caretakers of those with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The program also partners with local healthcare professionals to offer clinical screenings and one-on-one counseling with a nurse or dietician. Through the grant, FBSJ will conduct 25 sessions of Eating Well and Diabetes to teach adults, children and seniors about how healthy eating can help manage or prevent diabetes.
“We are pleased to support the Food Bank of South Jersey,” said Jonathan R. Pearson, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. “The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey works closely with grantees who share our commitment to improving the health and communities we serve throughout New Jersey.”
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 2018, FBSJ provided over 10 million pounds of food to approximately 200,000 South Jersey residents. Providing community impact through local support, FBSJ ensures that local donations stay local. FBSJ is a member of Feeding America, our nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. To learn more, visitwww.foodbanksj.org.
About The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey is committed to working alongside those who can help us improve our neighbors’ health, inform their health decisions and inspire them to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. The Foundation’s mission is to support organization’s that make New Jersey healthier. The Foundation has three funding pillars, Caring, Connecting and Creating. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is the sole member of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, both of which are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information please visit http://community.horizonblue.com/.