Thousands in South Jersey continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and thousands in our area are getting help from food banks.

The first food distribution of 2021 will be held this Thursday, January 21st  from 10 AM to 2 PM  at Bader Field in Atlantic City according to the Press of Atlantic City.

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has teamed up with Community Food Bank, the AFL-CIO and United Here Local 54 will be hosting this drive-up event for Atlantic City residents and hospitality industry workers.

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This will be the 12th food distribution for Atlantic City residents and casino workers. You must register first at the Community Food Bank website and it would be a good idea to get there early since food will only be available while supplies last and on a first come, first serve basis for those in need.

Only one allocation of food items per household and you must have a hospitality industry ID or proof of Atlantic City residency and a confirmation that you are registered.

Over one million people in the Garden State are food in secure on a daily basis and over 400,000 are children. 13.5 % of adults and 19.7% of children  are food insecure because of the coronavirus pandemic.

South Jersey has felt the impact of COVID-19.  Atlantic County's unemployment rates are one of the highest in the entire country. Please help the Community Food Bank of New Jersey Southern Branch by volunteering or donating.


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