2020 marks the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s 45th year of delivering food, help and hope to our state’s neighbors in need. We’ve grown from a one-woman operation in the back of a station wagon to New Jersey’s largest anti-hunger organization, fueling over 1,000 community partners with food for more than 50 million nutritious meals annually.
Our history is rich with accomplishments, but hunger still persists in every city, every town and every county throughout New Jersey from the poorest neighborhoods to the most affluent. This will be a year dedicated to reflecting on our past, celebrating those who have impacted our mission, and looking ahead to the future as we work to eliminate barriers to food security.
Together, we will continue to nourish our neighbors in need because everyone deserves to feel full.
In recognition of this milestone, we’re evolving our brand with the introduction of a new logo – one that embodies all the ways that we work to fight hunger in New Jersey, providing food for today and helping to address the root causes of food insecurity with a focus on wellness, ultimately filling our hungry neighbors’ hearts with hope.
Your generous monthly gift in honor of the FoodBank’s 45th anniversary will enable us to continue providing food, help, and hope for future generations. With a recurring donation of $45 or more, you’ll receive a special gift!
Take a look at our timeline of major milestones in the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s rich 45-year history of providing food, help, and hope to struggling neighbors throughout New Jersey. From 1975 to 2020 and beyond, we have worked tirelessly towards eliminating hunger in our state.
Current FoodBank President & CEO Carlos Rodriguez sat down with our Founder, Kathleen DiChiara, and long-time food banker Cathy McCann to learn more about how the FoodBank has evolved over the years and to get their perspectives on hunger in New Jersey.