Advocacy

This Thanksgiving season, we thank those who are helping the Community FoodBank of New Jersey meet the need for traditional holiday meals among those we serve. The FoodBank expects to distribute holiday meals to more than 30,000 households this holiday season, including through our member food Learn More

Wakefern Food Corporation, a retailer-owned cooperative that includes ShopRite supermarkets in New Jersey, is a major partner of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Year-round, individual ShopRite stores contribute Partners in Caring funds to the FoodBank and its member hunger-fighting charities, and Wakefern recently made Learn More

The Community FoodBank of New has benefited greatly from our long-term partnership with JP Morgan Chase. Because workforce development is a priority, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation provides generous financial grants to our Food Service Training Academy. JPMorgan Chase teams regularly volunteer at the FoodBank, and Learn More

Hunger is a symptom of lack of resources. While the recession may be over, the number of Americans still struggling with this basic need remains unchanged. Unemployment, low wages, and high housing costs have been identified as the major causes of hunger. The problem of hunger here is Learn More

International food giant Unilever, headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is a valued partner of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Unilever helps the FoodBank fight hunger and poverty through its financial grants, and teams of Unilever employees frequently volunteer at our warehouse headquarters in Hillside. Unilever Learn More

by Diane Riley CFBNJ Director of Advocacy Hunger reached new heights during the economic downturn and unfortunately it remains stubbornly so.  Unfortunately children have not been immune to the effects of this trend.  Distressingly nearly 1 in 5 children in New Jersey are food insecure.  Meaning they Learn More