177,000 Meals Delivered to Seniors During COVID-19

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(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Since the Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Services expanded its meal delivery program in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on March 18, more than 177,000 meals have been delivered to Camden County seniors.

In total, more than 3,500 individual seniors have received nutritious meals as they navigate the unprecedented crisis represented by coronavirus. From June 11 to June 17, the Division delivered more than 16,600 meals countywide. Over this same span, the Division delivered an average of 3,332 meals per day.

“We have seen the number of new participants in the program begin to stabilize, but there are still thousands of residents in Camden County who rely on this service to address food instability in their homes,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young. “The men and women at the Department of Health, Parks, Buildings and Ops, and all the other county employees who have stepped up to make deliveries have been outstanding. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their incredible public service. If you are in need of meal assistance, please give us a call and know that we are standing by to help you through this crisis.”

Meals have been delivered to seniors in 36 municipalities. More individual clients (558) were served on May 4 than any other day since the expansion of the program. More deliveries were made on May 22 (4,950) than any other day.

The Division of Senior and Disabled Services is continuing to deliver meals to new program participants. If you or a senior you know needs meal assistance, please call (856) 374-MEAL or (856) 858-3220 to make arrangements.