The Salem City BikeWorks Program is a collaborative effort with the Salem Family Success Center. In the program children ages 10-14 are taught to repair and rebuild bicycles while learning pro-social behaviors.
Children will learn social skills through the acclaimed Skillstreaming Curriculum such as how to deal with feelings, how to ask for help, how to deal with embarrassment or group pressures all while learning about bicycle repair, safety and riding skills.
Applications for the 7 week fall program are available at the Salem Family Success Center at 14 New Market St, Salem or by calling 856-935-8919.
The Share Food Program SHARE — Self-Help And Resource Exchange, is a nonprofit organization that serves a regional network of community organizations that act as host sites for Share’s “Package Program.”
The Package Program offers nutritious food packages at discount prices. With two hours of volunteer service of your choice (in your community) per package, you can purchase any of the SHARE packages. There is no limit on the amount of packages you can purchase as long as you donate volunteer hours. This program is for everyone and anyone – no financial qualifications or membership fees. The food is ordered though a distribution center in Philadelphia and delivered to the host site for a small fee.
Menus, SHARE newsletters, order forms, and pickup are available at the Stand Up For Salem office in Fenwick Plaza:
223 E. BROADWAY - across from Pat's Pizza, (856) 279-2635
What is a SHARE Package?
The SHARE signature package is the monthly Value package which contains 4-6 pounds of frozen meat, and various fruits and vegetables for $21.50 which has a value of $35-$40 in the grocery store. There are also packages of meat, fish, poultry and vegetable specials each month which can range from $10 to $25 plus delivery fee.
New Eat Right Packages
SHARE is now offering three new food packages designed for specific health concerns.
- The Kidney Health package for people with kidney issues, especially those on dialysis which contains fruits, vegetables and meats high in omega 3 fatty acids and vegetables with vitamins K and C along with fruits containing flavonoids to reduce inflammation and clots.
- The Diabetes Health package with whole grains, plant-based proteins like beans, low sodium products, nuts and dark leafy greens like spinach and kale.
- And the Immune Health package which contains fruits higher in vitamin C, green leafy vegetables high in vitamin E and B and dried fruits for iron.
The SHARE Program also asks that you fill out a “Good Deed” receipt at the time of pick up, letting us know about your volunteer service to the community.
- Orders are placed once a month. You can order as many packages or additional items as you like.
- Order forms can be picked up at Stand Up For Salem/Salem Main Street located in Fenwick Plaza, Suite 107 at 223 E. Broadway or completed online.
- Payment must be made at time of order. We accept cash, personal checks, EBT cards and credit cards at the office during the hours of 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Orders may be placed by telephone if paying with EBT cards or credit cards.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Credit card payments are processed by hand. It is recommended that a low credit limit card be used or a prepaid credit card for security considerations.
2018 order turn-in and pickup dates:
Order Turn In: February 12, March 12, April 9, May 7, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5, December 3
Order Pickup: February 23, March 24, April 21, May 19, June 23, July 21, August 25, September 22, October 20, November 17, December 15
Orders and payments are due by the 2nd Monday of each month.
Packages are picked up at our offices between the hours of 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. You must pick up your package on time! We do not have a refrigerator to store food. If you do not pick up your package or have someone pick it up for you it will be disposed of! There are NO REFUNDS.
For additional information contact Jody at 856-759-4097.
This initiative will promote the health and well-being of Salem City residents through a variety of new and upcoming programs being planned in partnership with other local nonprofit organizations near and far. The purpose of the initiative is to improve the health and wellness of Salem City residents of all ages.
Current and upcoming programs include:
Community Foundation of South Jersey Aging Innovation Fund Award
Stand Up For Salem Inc. is pleased to announce a generous grant award from the Community Foundation of South Jersey Aging Innovation Fund for the development of the Salem City Senior Health and Wellness Park which will kick off the new Stand Up For Salem Healthy Community Initiative. The grant has become the catalyst for expanding our services into the area of Health and Wellness, especially for the Baby Boomer generation which accounts for almost a quarter of Salem’s population.
The award will provide “playground” equipment specifically for older adults that focuses on improving balance, flexibility, and core muscle strength as a way to prevent falls and increase overall health and social well-being. The equipment, which will be installed in front of the Salem Senior Village this spring, will be available for all city residents over the age of 55 to use.
The fund also provides for an experienced personal trainer to assist in using the equipment, and outdoor classes in Tai Chi will also be held free of charge for older residents. Benches with gardening space will also be installed for residents with a green thumb to sit and garden or just enjoy the plantings.
The Community Foundation of South Jersey is a nonprofit, public charity that enables a broad cross-section of donors to easily and effectively support causes they care about, immediately or through their wills. Created by and for the people of South Jersey, CFSJ is the first community foundation dedicated to the people and communities in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties.
The South West Council will also be providing their Wellness Initiative For Senior Education (W.I.S.E.) as part of the grant. This six week program is designed to celebrate healthy aging, provide health information and offer resources for seniors covering a wide range of topics, including healthy lifestyle choices, risk factors, and prescription drug use along with ways to celebrate this exciting stage of life and the benefits that come with it.
To promote program sustainability, funds have also been provided by the grant to certify several volunteers over the age of 55 from our new RSVP program as personal trainers to work with their peers. These volunteers will also be managing our upcoming SHARE Food Program, which will provide all residents with an opportunity to purchase healthy food at discounted prices.
Stand Up For Salem Inc. is now partnering with Jewish Family Services of Atlantic County as a Host Site to bring the AmeriCorps Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to Salem City as part of Stand Up For Salem’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program.
RSVP (http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/senior-corps/rsvp) is a national volunteer network for people 55+ who are interested in helping others a few hours a month. The program, which offers opportunities in both Atlantic and Salem counties, links volunteers’ skills with identified community needs.
Here in Salem City, the RSVP Program will be working with Stand Up For Salem to implement new health initiatives for community residents starting with the new Share Food Program coming in November of 2016 and the Active Seniors Program coming this spring.
RSVP is one of the largest networks of volunteers in the nation. Each year, nearly 430,000 adults age 55+ provide community service through RSVP programs. As part of the Corporation for National and Community Service through Senior Corps, RSVP engages nearly 5 million Americans in service each year.
Applications for the program can be picked up at the Stand Up For Salem/Salem Main Street office in Fenwick Plaza, Suite 107. For more information call Christina Doyle, RSVP Coordinator at 609-822-1108 extension 331 or Jody Veler, Host Site Coordinator at Stand Up For Salem Inc. at 856-759-4097.