By: Follow South Jersey Staff
PAULSBORO, N.J. — State and local officials have teamed up to bring approximately 4500 boxes of fresh food to Gloucester County residents in need.
Senate President Steve Sweeney, Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli, Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro, the County of Gloucester along with Touch NJ will distribute the boxes of food on Thursday, September 10 from 10:00 A.M.. to noon at 1101 N. Delaware St., Paulsboro.
“The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on many individuals across Gloucester County,” Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said. “Thanks to this partnership we can provide Gloucester County residents with healthy, fresh groceries to feed their families.”
Senate President Steve Sweeney said the donations from Touch New Jersey can feed over 2,000 residents.
“There are resources available for any resident struggling with the consequences of COVID-19 and we are working daily to connect them with the help they need,” Sweeney added.
Drive-up and walk-up options are available. Residents using the drive-up option are asked to drive to each station, open their trunks and volunteers will place the boxes in the trunk.
“We’re thankful to have partnerships with agencies such as Touch New Jersey who work to assist vulnerable populations across the State,” Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli said.
“Although the pandemic has caused uncertainty in the present, we’ve seen people and companies come together in ways we hadn’t before and that is what gives us hope for the future,” Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro said.
All recipients are asked to wear a mask and properly social distance while in line.
“The Division of Human and Disability Services is available to help any vulnerable individual struggling with the impacts of COVID-19. Do not hesitate to reach out to our offices to be connected to resources,” Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Division of Human and Disability Services, said.
For more information, visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov or call the Division of Human and Disability Services at (856) 384-6842.
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