Singleton, BurlCo Commissioners Seek Volunteers To Help Distribute Food Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday

Moorestown, NJ – For his monthly “Serve with Senator Singleton” community service project, Senator Troy Singleton will be partnering with the Food Bank of South Jersey and the Burlington County Commissioners to distribute food ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday at the Burlington County Institute of Technology Campus parking lot, 695 Woodlane Road in Westampton on Saturday November 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Each month, Senator Singleton crowd-sources a team of volunteers to help with a particular community service project. For this event, the Senator is seeking 20 volunteers to be tasked with helping to direct vehicles, register families, and place food in vehicles. Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up here:

"For more than two years, the Burlington County Commissioners and the Food Bank of South Jersey have been partnering on a monthly, drive-thru food distribution event to help address food insecurity in our local communities,” said Senator Singleton. “When I have helped out at these events previously, I am humbled by the sheer need that continues to exist. No one should go hungry, and especially not during the holidays.” 

“Our County started these food distribution events during COVID-19 because we saw how the pandemic was impacting many county residents’ finances, and we’re continuing to hold them monthly because we know food insecurity is still an issue and this support can make a difference,” said Burlington County Commissioner Felicia Hopson, the liaison to the County Department of Human Services. “Senator Singleton has been a frequent volunteer and we want to thank him and his team for their continuing support, along with all who are willing to step forward and volunteer to help their neighbors.”

The Food Bank of South Jersey exists to provide an immediate solution to the urgent problem of hunger by providing food to people in need, teaching them to eat nutritiously, and helping them to find sustainable ways to improve their lives. They have 200 agency partners, 39 mobile distribution locations, and have distributed over 17.9 million pounds of food.

This event will be the Senator’s 47th “Serve with Senator Singleton” project since becoming State Senator in 2018. Previous volunteer efforts include: indoor and outdoor clean-up days, animal welfare projects, clothing and supply drives, painting projects, and community event set-up and staffing. To date, more than 1,800 hours have been donated by volunteers to local community service projects. 

"I am guided by the idea that service is the rent we pay for living on this earth. These monthly community service events have been a priority for me during my first term as State Senator and they will continue to be. They have brought together people of different backgrounds, ages, and perspectives for a common purpose - to be of service to their community," continued Singleton.