Monday, November 1, 2010

Check-Out Hunger Returns for 20th Anniversary

Check-Out Hunger, an annual front-end awareness and fund raiser for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, will be marking its 20th year milestone this fall. This campaign is run at supermarket chains across the northeast.

1.6 million people in New Jersey qualify for
food assistance of some kind.

500,000+ are children.

No one in the Garden State should go hungry,
especially not our children.

In 2009, Check-Out Hunger crossed the $2 Million plateau for the first time. The campaign raised $2,093, 086 for food banks across the state. Since 1992, millions of people have supported the program at food markets and online at

Participating food markets include A&P, Food Basics, Foodtown, Kings, Pathmark, Shop Rite, Super Fresh, Wawa, and Wegmans.

This campaign was developed by the Community FoodBank in conjunction with the New Jersey Food Council and supermarket chains with headquarters in New Jersey. Currently the Community FoodBank of New Jersey administers the regional campaign with 14 chains for 32 food banks and affiliates in 9 states and the District of Columbia.


About Community FoodBank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America, distributed 35 million pounds of food in the last year to people in need in 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Its staff and volunteers fight hunger and poverty not only through the distribution of food and grocery products, but by education and training, and by creating new programs to meet the needs of low-income people.


Molly Gilroy - Baby Noises said...

Wanted to mention a notable children's charity that focuses on assisting children & moms after they have dealt with recurring domestic violence in a home. "Makers of Memories".... have you heard of them? Here's a little known startling fact they uncovered during their research - 63% of all boys, age 11-20, who commit murder kill the man who was abusing their mother. These kids need help. Please check them out and let me know what you think?