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Ashland • Alloway • Atco • Audubon • Barclay Farm • Barrington • Beckett • Bellmawr • Berlin • Beverly • Billingsport B lackwood • Brooklawn • Bordentown • Burlington • Brooklawn • Camden • Carneys Point • Cherry Hill Chesilhurst • Clayton • Clementon • Collingswood • Cramer Hill • Echelon • Ellisburg • Elmer • Erial • Elsmere • Fairview • Fieldsboro • Florence • Fort Dix • Gibbsboro • Gibbstown • Glassboro • Glendora • Gloucester City
“I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can Greenland feed only • Haddon Heights • Haddonfield • Hancocks Bridge • Highland Park • Lawnside • Leisuretowne • Lenola • Lindenwold • Magnolia • Marlton • Medford Lakes • Merchantville • Mullica Hill • Moorestown • Mount Ephraim one person at a time. Just one, one, one.
National Park Newfield • Oaklyn • Oak Valley • Overbrook • Palmyra • Paulsboro • Pine Hill • Pennsauken • Quinton • Pedricktown • P emberton • PennsGrove • Pennsville • Pine Hill • Pitman • Ramblewood • Richwood • Riverton
So you begin…I began. I picked up one person — maybe if I didn’t pick up that one person I wouldn’t have picked up Roebling Runnemede • Salem • Sewell • Sicklerville • Somerdale • Springdale • Stratford • Swedesboro • Turnersville • W ellwood • Woodbury • Wenonah • Westville • Williamstown • Winslow • Woodbury • Woodstown • Wrightstown 42,000. Just begin…one, one, and one.”
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— Mother Teresa
How do you say thank you to the thousands of people who worked with us to change hunger into hope for thousands of people this year?
A Message from Val
The Food Bank of South Jersey did what Mother Teresa asked 27 years ago when a very small group of friends saw the increasing number of people needing food. And so they began with one – just the thought to feed one, one, and one. Now, 27 years later, that one step has changed the lives of more than 173,000 people who would otherwise go hungry.
Your donation has supported our efforts to nourish children, families and seniors in South Jersey.
Food Bank of South Jersey 2012 Annual Report Financial Information
Since its inception, the Food Bank of South Jersey has provided over 120 million pounds of food through 9 programs that target the most vulnerable, at risk groups – the children and the elderly. Through an extensive network of over 250 food pantries, soup kitchens, missions and shelters, we’re able to provide food and nutrition education to people in need all over South Jersey. Despite the achievements you will read in this report, hunger is still a persistent problem in South Jersey, but it is also a problem with a solution; a solution that will insist that each of us do our part. This report reflects our continued observance of Mother Teresa’s call to action – a call for each of us to do our part and to take that small step towards humanity. Warmly,
Val Traore “Hope Bearer” & CEO
Mission Statement The Food Bank of South Jersey exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to needy people, teaching them to eat nutritiously and helping them to find sustainable ways to improve their lives.
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Top Institutional Donors Shoprite Partners In Caring Fund Community Foundation of New Jersey
Contributions 1,844,693 12.4% Government Grants 221,022 1.5% Wegmans Food Markets, Inc Other Grants 2,589,474 17.4% Philadelphia Sign Company Food Contributions 8,737,848 58.7% Campbell Soup Company Special Events 404,609 2.7% Shared Maintenance 383,519 2.6% Campbell Soup Foundation USDA & Government Agency Fees 312,666 2.1% The David Tepper Charitable Foundation, Inc. Cooperative Food Sales 355,578 2.4% Dues and Other 37,885 0.3% Danellie Foundation Interest Income 7,661 0.1% Feeding America Unrealized (loss) on investments (89) 0% ________________________________________________________________ Total Revenue 14,894,866 100.0% n n n n n n n n n
Instead of listing you by name, we will extend one great, big heartfelt “Thanks!” to each and every single one of you. That gratitude comes from the Food Bank … its staff … our 250 partner agencies … and all of the more than 173,000 people in South Jersey who need your help every day.
Top Food Donors n Program Services 11,814,804 90.1% Eastern Propak n Fundraising 867,478 6.6% CVS n Management & General 436,407 3.3% ________________________________________________________________ NLC Postal Food Drive Total Expenses 13,118,689 100.0% Campbell Soup Change in Net Assets 1,776,177 Camden Riversharks Campbell’s Main Plant Net Assets, Jan 1, 2012 3,601,131 Johnson and Johnson Food Drive Net Assets, Dec 31, 2012 5,377,308 Sam’s Club # 6670
Share Our Strength
United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey
Garden Homes Fund
William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation
Camden County Public Employees Charitable Campaign
United Way Gloucester County Bank of America Charitable Foundation ShopRite Wakefern Food Corporation Wal-Mart Foundation Pepsi-Cola & Nat’l. Brand Bev., Ltd.
Aramark The Bunbury Company Blueyes Foundation BJ’s Wholesale Club East Coast Fresh Cuts
Land O’ Lakes
Dietz and Watson
Chiquita Brands llc
Storm Services Food Drive
Sam’s Club # 4722
The Clorax Company
Walmart Super (D-523)
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2012 was the Year of Expansion. We added 20,000 square feet to our facility to help us effectively manage the massive workflow of distributing more than 71 pounds of food per person in poverty and expanding essential services to our core FEED MORE program of 250 Agencies and 9 direct service programs. This extra space enabled us to more than double our refrigeration and cold storage so that we can now handle more fresh fruits, vegetables, and eggs. It also enabled us to double available racking space for shelf stable products.
And that did not happen a moment too soon. Our School Pantry program increased its pounds of food distributed by 85% serving close to 7,000 households. While Kids Café and Snack Zone served 9,739 hot and healthy after school meals and snacks to hungry children. KidzPack ensured that having food to eat was not just a Monday through Friday occurrence. A weekend is a long time, when you are a child with no food. In 2012, those essential Friday bags of food served 3,327 hungry children. And if a weekend seems long to a hungry child, imagine how scary the three months of summer might be. Summer Feeding picks up where school leaves off and in 2012 we expanded the program to meet the needs of 1,390 children with almost 16,000 pounds of nutritious food.
The Hope Mobile distributed over 1.3 million pounds of nutrition to over 100-thousand people living in food deserts – areas where there are no resources or pantries available. And, because the Hope Mobile met and spotlighted this need, we were able to foster and establish 3 entirely new agencies, essentially eliminating three desert areas. Our Healthy Living Initiative targets childhood and adult obesity as well as the accompanying high blood pressure and diabetes problems that arise from the absence of available nutritious food. HLI’s outreach Healthy programs, Living Cooking Matters, Initiative Shopping Matters, Wonder Chefs, and Baking for Teens with their highly successful series of hands-on participatory classes taught over 4,000 adults and children how to prepare easy nutrient dense meals from low-budget grocery items and the foods supplied through TEFAP. This was a 280% reach increase from last year. Post class
reporting revealed that more than half of the attendees had adopted more healthful and sustainable food practices and in the case of the Kindergarten Wonder Chefs, 96% were more apt to choose milk or fruit juice over sugar based soft drinks. Many of our elderly are vulnerable and financially fragile. For them, making the Twilight Harvest choice between medication and food, or between food and rent, is entirely too common an occurrence. In 2012, Twilight Harvest delivered nearly 174,000 pounds of food to more than 6,000 senior households. Seniors also welcomed the opportunity to get farmfresh produce with the over 4,000 Senior Farm Market Vouchers that we distributed in our region for the State of New Jersey. The shorter and simpler name, “SNAP,” for the Federal Food Stamp Program did not change the confusing complexity of the application or the number of pages. Because of our social service outreach, 534 struggling families and seniors successfully registered and are able to stretch their food dollars just that much further.
The expansion we didn’t talk about here is the expansion of the number of people in South Jersey who are still not making ends meet. The economy is recovering and unemployment is down. But for vast majority of the people we serve, the economy is not recovering fast enough. The good news is that Food Bank of South Jersey will always stand ready to help those in need. Thank you to all of our partners and supporters in helping us to respond to Mother Theresa’s wish of “just one, one, one.”
Food Bank of South Jersey 2012 Board of Trustees Brown, Robert M. President, American Asphalt Company
Brockway, Robert L. President & Chief Operating Officer, Pepsi-Cola National Brand Beverages
Horwitz, Harry Esq., Vice President, Attorney, Stevens & Lee
Chila, Dan A President, Chila Consulting LLC
Behnett-Ali, Cheryl D. Secretary, Training Technician, Camden County Board of Social Services Miles Jr., James J. Treasurer, Partner, Bowman and Company LLP Bickings, John Chief Operating Officer, South Jersey Healthcare - Elmer Hospital Briddell, Dawnn E. Attorney, Duane Morris LLP
Cristofoletti, Raymond Executive Director, Durand Academy & Community Services Cureton, Richard J. President, Whitesell Construction Company, Inc. Foster, Martin Senior Vice President, PHH Mortgage Jones, Janara M. Director, Tax Research & Planning, Campbell Soup Company McMenamin, Anneliese Vice President Human Resources, Kennedy Health Systems
Peterson, Kevin President, Haddon Savings Bank Ravitz, Jason Senior Director of Retail Operations, ShopRite Supermarkets of Cherry Hill Shober, Robert T. Vice President, Infrastructure & Environmental Engineering, Campbell Soup Company Socolow, David J. Vice President Corporate Affairs, Pinnacle Foods Group LLC Townsend, Thomas J. Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer, Sun National Bank Zaun, Paul Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Rastelli Foods
Food Bank of South Jersey Executive Team Valerie Traore Chief Executive Officer
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