The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation and the Community Foundation of New Jersey have announced a grant to the Food Bank of South Jersey in the amount of $50,000. This grant will support the Food Bank’s Healthy Living Initiative (HLI) in Salem County.
The Food Bank of South Jersey located in Pennsauken is the last safety net for those in need. Their service area covers the Southern New Jersey counties of Salem, Camden, Burlington and Gloucester. The Food Bank exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to children, families and seniors in need.
The Healthy Living Initiative will teach children at several Salem County sites: Penns Grove High School, Salem County Special Services, Salem High School, Salem Family Success Center and United Way of Salem County. “HLI is a unique and innovative program that provides children and teens with hands-on nutrition education and recipes made with low-cost foods and fresh produce that are affordable, delicious, and nutritious,” stated Brenda Goins, executive director. “This program is one of several that are part of the foundation’s Healthy Kids, Bright Futures initiative.”
The Food Bank will offer courses such as Cooking Matters for Teens, Cooking Matters for Families, Healthy Baking for Teens, and Cooking Matters for Kids that are taught by the HLI team and co-taught with Consumer Science teachers when school based.
Brenda L. Goins
Salem Health & Wellness Foundation