Unable to come up with the money needed to keep up daily operations, The Free Meal Center in Cape May County has temporarily closed.

Board members could not raise the $50,000 needed to keep the doors of TFMC open ahead of a March 31st deadline.  The non-profit dining facility is badly in need of donations. The first soup kitchen in Cape May County would help more than 4,000 South Jersey families in need of daily meals.  The facility is fully run on donations and grants.

FreeMealCenter.org states board members are currently in touch with a benefactor who plans to help them buy the 4,275 square foot property sitting on more than 2 acres of land on Route 9 South in Cape May Court House, but in the meantime employees are stepping up fundraising efforts from their offices in Wildwood Crest.

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