Community Food Bank of South Jersey to Host Mobile Food Distribution Event on First Friday of Every Month

By: Reney Waters, Follow South Jersey Bridgeton City Intern

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

Update 10 a.m. July 1: This food distribution event has been moved to today from its previously-scheduled time of July 2. It will take place from 10 a.m. to noon this morning.

Original Story: BRIDGETON, N.J. — As part of their larger pandemic relief effort, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and other entities such as the Division of Human Services and Hopeloft will host food distribution events for Cumberland County residents on the first Friday of every month.

July’s drive-thru food distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 2 at Los Puentes grocery store, which is located at 147 Irving Ave #2002 in Bridgeton.. If you want to pre-register for the event, you can reach out to via email.

All community members who attend the food distribution event also are asked to bring a form of ID and follow COVID-19 PPE guidelines — including mask-wearing and social distancing.

The event coordinators are also looking for volunteers to help distribute food. If you would like to volunteer please contact Hillary Nichols, the founder of Operation South Jersey, via email

The organizations have teamed up to host a number of food distribution events throughout the last few months, including one on April 30 and others on March 31 and April 1.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.