When you look at the New Jersey statistics regarding those who are dealing with food insecurity during our Coronavirus pandemic, it’s deeply troubling.

If you’re not one of those who has dealt with this heart-breaking and scary situation, it’s hard to imagine that right within our community people are going to bed hungry, right now.

Our region is facing some of the highest levels of adult and child food insecurity anywhere in America.

People are skipping meals to feed a child. People are also skipping meals because they simply don’t have enough food available each day.

A number of great people and organizations have been doing such a wonderful job helping to fill the gap.

During the month of June, 2020, there will be six food distribution events in Atlantic City.

Two events each will be held in the 2nd Ward, 5th and 6th Wards of Atlantic City.

The food distribution events will be taking place on June 8, 12, 18, 23, 24, 25.

A brochure for each event is included here (below) regarding the exact dates, location and times for the various food distribution sites and events.

Here’s the brief story of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s Southern Branch, as written on their website as follows:

“The Community FoodBank of New Jersey's Southern Branch addresses the great need in Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties. These counties have some of the highest rates of child food insecurity.

Working with 300 community partners, including soup kitchens and food pantries, the FoodBank distributes 9 million+ pounds of food every year. The FoodBank is the powerful change agent that fills the emptiness of hunger with basic human essentials; the things that people need to survive today.“

It is important for everyone that is in a position to do so, please keep contributing to the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s Southern Branch.

The need has never been higher, which means that more donations are required to keep up with the need.

 

SOURCES: Listed organizations that are included in this report.

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