Commissioners Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Camden County Congregate Nutrition Program

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On Monday, the Board of Commissioners celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Camden County Congregate Nutrition Program.


The program, launched in 1974, is a critical resource that currently serves hot meals to nearly 500 senior citizens five days a week. Camden County provides transportation for seniors to four congregate sites where they are fed and can participate in activities.


“This program has served thousands of our residents over the last 50 years and its impact has been immeasurable,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services. “Addressing food insecurity and social isolation are top priorities for the Board of Commissioners and we would not be able to do that without this program. I commend all the staff and partners that make this program possible and cannot wait to see how it will flourish in the future.”


In order to keep up with the growing need for meal services, in November, the Board of Commissioners unveiled the Camden County Center for Community Nutrition. The $5 million project was created to expand upon the county’s growing need for home delivered meals. Together, the Congregate Nutrition Program and the home delivered meal programs in Camden County serve more than 2,000 clients.

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