At Feeding Our Heroes, we feel it is the responsibility of the community to collaboratively end food insecurity for New Jersey's veterans and to keep our first responders strong during times of crisis.
Starting in 2005 with a simple idea of restoring a local food institution, Feeding Our Heroes founder Michael Giunta purchased Bayway Diner. After receiving national recognition by airing on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, Bayway Diner expanded into Bayway Catering. Now occupying a corporate cafeteria and serving 900+ workers each day, Bayway Catering realized the opportunity to give back to those who serve us in times of need by starting NJ food charity, Feeding Our Heroes.
Since its inception in 2021, Feeding Our Heroes has fed thousands of veterans using several different programs that have supported first responders through disaster relief. We celebrate our local heroes, salute our military personnel and veterans, and improve awareness around food insecurity in the community.
Did you know:
of working-age veterans live in a food-insecure household.
of veterans receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in NJ.
of disabled veterans suffer from food insecurity, a higher percentage than non-disabled veterans.
Serving Our Heroes
We all rely on veterans to be heroes when they are serving us in times of need. It is our mission to make sure when they return home to the land they protect, they still feel like the true heroes they are. No veteran, essential worker, or first responder should ever be without food.
The Impact of Veteran Food Insecurity
Disaster Relief Truck
How to Help
Send your check or money order by certified mail to:
Feeding Our Heroes
55 Leonardville Rd.
Belford NJ 07718