New Jersey’s Third Legislative District, the County of Gloucester and Touch New Jersey partner for another successful food distribution
(Paulsboro. NJ)—On Thursday, September 10, New Jersey’s Third Legislative District, the County of Gloucester and Touch New Jersey partnered to bring 12 pallets of food to Gloucester County residents.
“Touch New Jersey is partnering across the state to reach food insecure individuals and provide them with basic food items,” said Senate President Steve Sweeney. “No one should have reservations about getting assistance during this time. The resources and the programs are there to help.”
The event, held at 1101 N. Delaware St. in Paulsboro, helped feed close to 600 people. Residents received boxes of fresh produce including lettuce, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, carrots and more.
“The boxes come pre-packaged from the United States Department of Agriculture. Although times may be difficult due to the impact of COVID-19, no family should struggle to have healthy, fresh food available to them,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger.
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro, Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco and Freeholder Jim Jefferson were present to help distribute boxes at the drive-thru pick up location.
“Residents who received boxes today were appreciative and some were even picking up boxes for elderly or homebound neighbors. That’s why partnerships like this in the community are so important,” said Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro. “Partnering with the County of Gloucester and Touch New Jersey allows us to reach so many individuals suffering from food insecurity.”
“I am very grateful to see companies reach out to assist Gloucester County during the pandemic,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco. “Being able to give back to our residents while they navigate through these times is essential.”
“The Gloucester County Division of Human and Disability Services has been reaching many vulnerable populations throughout the pandemic, however, we want to stress that we are available for any vulnerable resident in need of services,” said Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Division of Human and Disability Services.
The next Food Distribution will take place in October and residents are encouraged to come and take advantage of the partnership.
For more information, visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov or call the Division of Human and Disability Services at (856) 384-6842.
Pictured: Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Freeholder Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro