Tuesday, October 21, 2014

About Food Sciences Corporation

Food Sciences Corporation is committed to researching, designing and manufacturing functional products and developing comprehensive programs that enable our business partners to deliver high-quality, life-changing care to their consumers.

For over 30 years, our business support staff has assisted national corporations, hospital networks, physician practices, medical clinics and others to grow their businesses. From business planning and operational support to unique product and program development to marketing solutions, we provide an exceptional level of service responsiveness to our customers.

Weight Loss Challenge

It’s not often that you want to be known as the biggest loser, but from January 13th until April 14th that’s just what we asked of our employees. Food Sciences partnered with AmeriHealth and the Pound for Pound Challenge to run a “Biggest Loser” style competition aimed at helping our employees lose weight and give back to the community.

Each month, AmeriHealth was on site to measure participants' progress - in terms of percentage of weight lost - to determine one biggest loser each month, as well as two overall biggest losers - one male and one female. These individuals were rewarded with prizes aimed at helping them continue their new healthy lifestyle even after the formal program was completed: a WiiFit, MP3 player, healthy cooking classes, individual fitness coaching, and more.

Additionally, for each pound our employees pledged to lose, the Pound for Pound Challenge donated 11 cents to Feeding America, enough to secure one pound of groceries for the South Jersey Food Bank. Individuals who were at a healthy weight could pledge to maintain their weight and secure a donation of five pounds to the food bank. With this, and all our wellness endeavors, it is our goal to assist our employees in creating a healthier, happier future while also giving back to those in need in our community.

Holiday Giving

Each year, Food Sciences Coporation employees reach out to others in a variety of ways to share some of what they have. This year, we are once again actively engaged in raising funds and goods to support local charities through a variety of activies. It is our hope to continuously surpass our contributions from the previous year. Check back soon to see how we did this year!

2010 Charity Contributions

For Thanksgiving, employees and Food Sciences Corporation donated 115 turkeys. We partnered with Mt. Laurel Rotary to provide for the needs of families within the Mt. Laurel School District.

For the December holidays, our employees worked all year to raise $6,140. This money was given to help provide holiday cheer for 97 people. We did this by providing gifts for each individual and a food gift card for each family to the supermarket of their choice. We sponsored six children involved in Urban Promise in Camden, NJ for a year of after school programs and summer camp. We assembled 48 toiletry kits and delivered them to My Brother's Keeper in Camden for their clients. We provided crafts supplies for the children in the neighborhood of My Brother’s Keeper. We collected 504 pounds of food and delivered it to the South Jersey Food Bank. In addition, we provided food and checks totaling $1960 to two other food banks in the area. We also delivered a tremendous amount of hats, gloves, scarves and mittens to two groups that provide for those in need. New this year was a collection of items for an animal shelter.

But the giving didn’t stop there. Food Sciences Corporation matched every dollar given by the employees and then some. We collected the names of charities that our people are involved with and concerned about and sent checks totaling $7390 to them on behalf of the Employees of Food Sciences.