90,000 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 90,000 meals have been delivered to Camden County seniors.

In total, more than 2,400 individual seniors have received nutritious meals as they navigate the unprecedented crisis represented by coronavirus. From May 5 to May 13, the Division delivered more than 19,000 meals countywide.

“More than two months into this pandemic and our attitude towards this issue has not changed. We will not let the coronavirus pandemic create a hunger crisis in Camden County,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young. “Our team is continuing to add new clients and make deliveries to those in need. If you are a Camden County resident in need of meal assistance during this pandemic, you will not be abandoned. I want to once again highlight the incredible work of the Department of Health, Public Works, Parks, Buildings and Ops, and other departmental staff who have stepped up to make this program the success that it has been. This would not have been possible without their dedication and commitment to public service.”

Meals have been delivered to seniors in 36 municipalities. More meals (4,358) and more individual clients (558) were served on May 4 than any other day since the expansion of the program.

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.