Senator Singleton partnering with Burlington County Commissioners and Food Bank of South Jersey
WESTAMPTON, NJ — Senator Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) is partnering with the Food Bank of South Jersey and the Burlington County Commissioners for a Thanksgiving holiday food distribution event and needs a group of volunteers to help with the program.
"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."
The program is part of the monthly "Serve with Senator Singleton" community service project for which Singleton crowd-sources a team of volunteers to help. For this event, the Senator is seeking 20 volunteers to be tasked with helping to direct vehicles, register families and place food in vehicles. To sign up, email [email protected].
The food distribution program will take place before the Thanksgiving holiday at the Burlington County Institute of Technology Campus parking lot, located at 695 Woodlane Road in Westampton on Saturday, November 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
"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.
The Food Bank of South Jersey provides 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.