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COVID 19 worsening New Jersey's food insecurity.
During this crisis in addition to the over 40 million Americans who struggle with hunger every day, an estimated 17.1 million more people will experience food insecurity. In South Jersey the shutdown of casinos and related hospitality businesses has had and will continue to have a devastating effect on the economy. At Egg Harbor Township location, demand at on-site pantry is up by 60% and the number of emergency food boxes distributed on an average day has tripled.
Hunger with Covid
Fundraising for Community Food Bank of New Jersey to contribute to the increasing demand
More than 66,000 residents in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties struggle with hunger. Casinos which are the lifeline for south jersey economy were effected by COVID19. As of March 1, there are 26,450 Atlantic City casino employees, according to the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. For front-line, hourly workers in the hospitality industry this situation threatens not only their health, but their livelihood as well,making them more vulnerable to hunger.
The states food bank is struggling to tackle food insecurity amid the COVID-19 crisis. Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money to directly benefit the community food of South Jersey and thereby contributing our part to fighting hunger. Many of our neighbors in need are already feeling the economic impact of COVID-19, while others will find themselves struggling for the first time. Continued support is needed now more than ever
By donating 10$ (2 meals at school) you can feed your 10 neighbors 3 meals.
Your donation will help our neighbors have access to food. Your donation will have. Every $1 you donate can help provide 3 meals for our hungry neighbors. By raising 1000$ we pledge to feed 3000 meals who need it the most.
90%-Donate To community Food bank
10%-To create awareness
This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.
50%-Support other food banks
50%-Donate To community Food bank