To connect 500 or more vulnerable Burlington County residents with the COVID-19 vaccine, the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) is leading this collaborative effort to coordinate outreach and community-based vaccination events throughout the county. Together with its network of food pantries, soup kitchens and other emergency feeding partners, and both Virtua and Cooper Health systems, FBSJ is identifying opportunities to provide vaccinations during upcoming food distribution events and securing community locations to host up to 25 vaccination clinics. FBSJ is also partnering with the New Jersey Association of Black Women Physicians in this work that on a broader level, could strengthen community-clinical connections to benefit everyone in the county. Through FBSJ’s commitment to collaboration and partnership in taking the vaccine to community settings, this program could create a model for providing equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
The Food Bank of South Jersey and its partners are among the nonprofits and service providers that have come together as the New Jersey Vaccination Learning Network to share accomplishments and lessons learned from this work with each other, with New Jersey Health Initiatives and the state, to benefit every eligible New Jerseyan who is interested in taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
Senior Manager, FBSJ Healthy Living Initiative