CAMDEN, NJ– Camden locals struggling with food insecurity can make the most of two circulation occasions set for Thursday– made possible by the Touch New Jersey Food Alliance.
To start with, the Department of Human Services in conjunction with Mayor Frank Moran's office will host a food box free gift at Malandra Hall Center (1200 South Merrimac Road, Camden) at 10 a.m.
Camden city homeowners should reveal identification to get food.
County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Department of Children's Services will also hold a snack and food drive at 5:30 p.m. at Camden County College's (CCC) Blackwood campus.
The campus, situated at 200 College Dr. in Gloucester Township, will be readily available for both walk-ups and drive-ups. Numerous snacks will be on hand including gluten free cookies, kraut chips, potato chips, coconut chips, and fruit snacks.
“Job losses continue to make protecting nutritious food a battle for households throughout the county,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young in a statement. “The pandemic has adversely affected individuals from every walk of life. We are continuing to deal with our partners in the community to ensure that nobody is forced to choose between putting food on the table and keeping the lights on.”
The free food will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Face masks and social distancing is required.
If you can't make it Thursday, Camden City plans to host the following events also:
Nov. 5 – Cramer Hill Center (1035 Reeves Ave.)
Nov. 12 – Isabel Miller Center (8th and Carl Miller Blvd)
Nov. 19 – Martin Luther King Center
Dec. 3 – North Camden Center
Dec. 10 – Malandra Hall Center
Dec. 17 – Cramer Hill Center
For info call 856-757-7155