Video and reporting by: Isaiah Showell
DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Coalition of Churches once again teamed up to provide Thanksgiving meals for those in need. This year, however, brought a heightened demand to support those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seven churches throughout the region set and achieved its goal to feed 750 families for Thanksgiving, which is on Thursday. Volunteers gathered in the parking lot of the Deptford Mall to safely give families Thanksgiving meals. All volunteers were wearing masks and gloves and giving out food while socially distancing.
“This is just wonderful what they’re doing here,” community member Deneese Walker said. “It’s great. If it wasn’t for y’all, we don’t know what we’d be doing this year to help these people.”
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