ONE IN FIVE CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY FACE HUNGER EVERY DAY
More than 50 million pounds of food and groceries is distributed annually to 900,000 hungry New Jersey people, through pantries and nearly 1,200 partner charities in 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties, including, Let Us Eat - Please. Food distribution topped the previous year by 3.0 million pounds-and the need continues to grow at an alarming rate. Nearly 270,000 New Jersey children face hunger every day, putting them at risk for direct and dramatic effects on their physical development and mental well-being.
Food insecurity exists in every county across the United States, from the poorest neighborhoods to the most affluent. Parents skip meals to feed their children, seniors choose between buying medicine and food, and students decide between education and food. These tough choices are reality for many of our New Jersey neighbors. The good news is that hunger is solvable
if we work together.
More than 67,000 residents in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties struggle with hunger. The weakening of traditional sources of employment, including fishing, farming and tourism, has contributed to the stagnant economic climate and the dire challenges many South Jersey families face.
With your support, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey - Egg Harbor Township and Let Us Eat Please can continue to alleviate hunger.
$1,000 = 3,000 Meals
$500 = 1,500 Meals
$250 = 750 Meals
$100 = 300 Meals