Engaged Hands-On Philanthropy in Service of the CFBNJ Mission. Join Us!
Women Fighting Hunger supports the goals and priorities of CFBNJ, and provides Food, Help and Hope through hands-on philanthropy, leadership and collaboration. Together, we work to support CFBNJ programs and directly engage ourselves and our extended community in the fight against hunger, and work to raise essential funds and awareness.
LAUNCHING NOW – COLLEGE CAMPUS PANTRY INITIATIVE
This summer, Women Fighting Hunger volunteers are marching toward an important September launch to address college hunger. As our first undertaking, we will raise awareness and provide crucial support to college campus pantries across the state that are affiliated with CFBNJ. Food insecurity on college campuses has been a growing mountain of a problem, even before COVID-19 hit. As the cost of tuition for a college education continues to steadily climb, students must make the tough decision between paying rent or paying tuition, as they don’t have enough money for both. Stuck in this awful predicament, students skip meals because they simply cannot afford the cost of groceries on top of their other bills.
With training sessions completed*, the WFH volunteers will work via three sub-committees: Programs, Outreach & Engagement, and Communications & Advocacy. Objectives include, but are not limited to: supporting nutrition education, establishing individual pantry liaisons, surveying college pantries to assess essential need, crafting a best practices guide for pantry managers, representing CFBNJ at regional coalition meetings, and aiding in monthly transport of food orders. These committees will meet individually to learn more about specific ways to offer support using the members’ time and talents effectively.
*If you missed the training sessions and would still like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the growing issue of college hunger, please find the following article from the New York Times.
The Women Fighting Hunger initiative will offer its participants meaningful experiences that will:
- Provide rewarding engagement in the fight against hunger in New Jersey
- Create a sense of responsibility and ownership for the success of the initiatives we undertake
- Create deep and lasting ties to the FoodBank and to the neighbors in need we serve
- Provide opportunities for education, enrichment, personal growth and a sense of community
WFH is excited to launch the FOODISLOVE lawn sign campaign! Click here to learn more:
The Women Fighting Hunger Steering Committee:
Susan Present- Chair