Camden County, food pantry team up to assist more people in need

David Madden
May 29, 2020 - 2:50 pm

BLACKWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, organizations that routinely distribute food to the needy are finding a lot more people in need. 

Camden County is setting up distribution points every Friday through June, alternating between Camden County College in Blackwood and various churches in Camden. 

Along with TOUCH New Jersey Food Alliance, they will hand out 21-pound boxes of various products to anyone who drives up.

County Freeholder Jonathon Young said church locations will be posted on the county’s website.

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“We’re not going to ask any questions,” Young said. “It’s not for me to ask what your refrigerator looks like. If you need food and you’re coming in — if you’re one family in a car, if you’re two families in a car.”

The food pantry frequently partners with Philabundance and runs its own regularly scheduled distribution point at Sixth and State streets in Camden every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning.

They usually receive three truckloads of food a week. These days, they’re seeing several hundred people coming out, many who never needed help until now.​