Camden County Hosting Food Distribution Event Wednesday

Payton Potter

CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ — Camden County volunteers and staff this Wednesday will be distributing boxes of food to families in need during a food insecurity event in Lindenwold.

In a news release, the county said the event will kick off at 10 a.m. at the Charles J DePalma Complex located at 2311 Egg Harbor Road. Food will be distributed in partnership with the Touch New Jersey Food Alliance.

The event is open to anyone facing food insecurity. Groceries will be distributed using a drive-thru model.

“Job losses continue to make securing nutritious food a struggle for families throughout the county,” Freeholder Jonathan Young said in a statement. “The pandemic has adversely affected people from every walk of life. We are continuing to provide these food distributions through the month of December to make sure that no one goes hungry because of COVID-19.”

During the event, the Camden County Public Education Team will also distribute public health information.

The county said it aims to serve several hundred families on Wednesday.

This article originally appeared on the Cherry Hill Patch