Freiman Donates 100 COVID Tests To South Brunswick Food Pantry

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-NJ16) donated 100 at-home COVID-19 test kits to the South Brunswick Food Pantry. He was joined in this endeavor by fellow District 16 legislators — Senator Andrew Zwicker and Assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer.

The lawmakers are working to bridge the gap between residents and access to at-home COVID-19 test kits, especially at a time when the omicron variant is spreading fast.

The donation was made possible through a partnership with Atlantic Health System.

“In this fight against the pandemic, economic status has played a part in access to resources for many families throughout the state,” Freiman said in a statement. “With this donation, we can meet families right where they are and at their time of need. We are proud to have a corporate partner that sees the need and works with us to meet it.”

Four food pantries in the area received 100 test kits to distribute to patrons and staff. The other food pantries include Flemington Area Food Pantry, Food Bank Network of Somerset County, and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen.

"One important tool to getting our lives back to normal is access to at-home COVID-19 tests. Unfortunately, families who struggle with hunger and food security often lack access to financial resources for important health tools.” Zwicker said.

Kevin Lenahan, Executive Vice President, Chief Business and Strategy Officer, Atlantic Health System thanked the legislators for helping build healthier communities. “Testing is a critical component of coexisting with COVID and every member of our community deserves access to these kits,” he said.

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