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Jose Medina’s Healthy Corner Store, Member of the Camden Corner Store Owners Association Photo provided by The Food Trust

Who We Are​

Led by co-backbone partners, Camden Coalition and Food Bank of South Jersey, the Camden Food Security Collective is a coordinated community that fosters food security through structural equity, and seeks to engage a broad set of stakeholders to address the upstream causes of food security in Camden and create equitable, lasting solutions for food security in Camden by 2031.


About the Camden Coalition

The Camden Coalition’s mission is to spark a field and movement that unites communities of caregivers in Camden and across the nation to improve the wellbeing of individuals with complex health and social needs. Our vision is a transformed healthcare system that ensures every individual receives whole-person care rooted in authentic healing relationships. The Camden Coalition works to advance the field of complex care by implementing person-centered programs and piloting new models that address chronic illness and social barriers to health and wellbeing. Supported by a robust data infrastructure, cross-sector convening, and shared learning, our community-based programs deliver better care to the most vulnerable individuals in Camden and regionally.

To learn more about the Camden Coalition, please visit the website below.

About the Food Bank of South Jersey

The Food Bank of South Jersey exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to people in need, teaching them to eat nutritiously, and helping them to find sustainable ways to improve their lives. Since its inception in 1985, the Food Bank of South Jersey has long held the vision to do more than provide emergency food to residents facing hunger. 36 years later, the organization is larger, and is distributing more food to more people from more communities. Looking exclusively through the lens of ending hunger, this seeming success of going from distributing 176,000 pounds of food in its first year of operation to 22.5 million in 2020, has the organization at odds with its overarching goal of putting itself out of business. FBSJ’s hunger-relief programming is guided by its mission, with distributing healthy food to families, children, seniors and veterans facing hunger in the four-county service areas of Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, remaining at the core of our work. Nutrition education programming led by the Health and Wellness department creates pathways to healthier outcomes through targeted interventions that increase the adoption of healthy eating behaviors. In 2021, FBSJ started laying the foundation for enacting the sustainability mandate of its mission through the inclusion of SNAP Outreach, voter registration, vaccination education and the aforementioned partnership with the Camden Coalition to serve a co-backbone partner for the new Camden Food Security Collective.

To learn more about the Food Bank of South Jersey, please visit the website below.



  • Benefits Data Trust
  • Camden City School District
  • Camden Coalition
  • Camden Community Partnership
  • Camden County College
  • Camden Dream Center
  • Cathedral Kitchen
  • Center For Family Services
  • Community Foundation of South Jersey
  • Community Planning and Advocacy Council
  • Cooper University Healthcare
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Food Bank of South Jersey
  • Gateway CAP
  • HopeWorks
  • Horizon BCBSNJ
  • KIPP New Jersey
  • Norma’s Restaurant
  • Nyame Nti Urban Farm
  • Parkside Business & Community in Partnership
  • ResearchSHARE
  • Rutgers University-Camden
  • Salvation Army Camden
  • Kroc Center
  • SNAP-Ed – Rutgers Camden
  • Southern NJ Development Council
  • Subaru of America
  • The Food Trust
  • United Health Care
  • Urban Health Institue of Cooper
  • Virtua Health
  • Wholesome Riches
  • YMCA

Research and Evaluation Partner

Rutgers University, Camden – Senator Walter Rand Institute for Public Affairs

Inaugural Committee Members

  • Asociación de Empresarios Unidos
  • Camden City School District
  • Camden Community Partnership
  • Community residents
  • Cathedral Kitchen
  • Center for Family Services
  • City of Camden DHS
  • Community Planning and Advocacy Council
  • Horizon BCBSNJ
  • Human Biology
  • Hunger Free America
  • KIPP New Jersey
  • Modivcare
  • Movimiento Tricolor
  • Subaru of America
  • The Food Trust
  • Urban Health Institute of Cooper
  • Virtual Health
  • Wholesome Riches