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Touch New Jersey and the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders offering assistance to food insecure

(Paulsboro, NJ)—The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Touch New Jersey have partnered to bring approximately 4500 boxes of fresh food to Gloucester County residents in need.

Touch NJ will distribute the boxes on Wednesday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at 1101 N. Delaware St., Paulsboro.

“No resident or family should go hungry due to the coronavirus pandemic,” said Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger. “This public health crisis has affected everyone physically, mentally and even economically. There are resources available for any resident struggling with the consequences of COVID-19 and we are working daily to connect them with the help they need.”

Drive-up and walk-up options are available. Residents using the drive-up option are asked to drive to each station, open their trunks and volunteers will place the boxes in the trunk. All recipients are asked to wear a mask and properly social distance while in line.

“We’re thankful to have partnerships with agencies such as Touch New Jersey who work to assist vulnerable populations across the State,” said Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Division of Human and Disability.

For more information, visit www.gloucestercountynj.gov or call the Division of Human and Disability Services at (856) 384-6842.