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Charity sees the need not the cause
TOUCH New Jersey, Inc. was formed in 2003 operating as a “shopping food pantry” in and around the city of Camden, growing gradually and incorporating in 2007. TOUCH New Jersey has been operating in North Camden since 2015 and has impacted the local residents to the extent that over 10,000 pounds of food are distributed each Wednesday. TOUCH New Jersey addresses poverty in the poorest neighborhood of the poorest city in America by providing food and resources to individuals and needy families that survive at or below the poverty level.
A typical week these days for the Executive Director of Touch…meet with the marketing director…meet with the Wrap Around Services director…meet with the social media director…coordinate food pickups for Tuesday…meet with the Director of Civic Engagement at Rutgers University…attend the Community Planning Advocacy Council meeting…attend the North Camden Stakeholder meeting…oversee Wednesday shopping day at the TOUCH Food Pantry…deliver food to outreach partners throughout Camden…prep for the August 14th Feed the Neighborhood initiative…prep for the August 21st fundraising concert at the BB&T Center…prep for the October 21st TOUCH Gala/Collaborative…coronate Fresh Fruit Friday at Miguel’s…then prep for August 22nd Board of Directors meeting.
In between all of this are meetings with future partners on the Camden waterfront and the Philadelphia Food Center. Touch’s ascendancy is transparent and we will continue to meet the challenge to organize, network, expand, collaborate and provide more and more food AND wrap around services to North Camden, Camden proper and Camden County. Feel free to jump on board.
FEED THE NEEDY IN THE SENIOR COMMUNITY
Let us remember our senior community and show our love to our elderly by feeding them.
PROVIDE NUTRITION FOR STRUGGLING FAMILIES
Nutrition is for everyone. Help us nurture the families who need our help.
PROVIDE EMERGENCY FOOD FOR THOSE IN CRISIS
We can lessen people’s crisis and make them feel loved by providing emergency food.
We’re low income,fixed income.[TOUCH pantry] supplements our groceries so we don’t starve to death.”
This pantry allows me to get meat ….I can prepare ,meals for myself and others.
READY TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER ?
TOUCH New Jersey coordinates and administers an all-volunteer food Pantry which is based in the New Beginnings Church at 549 State Street. The pantry is open each Wednesday for 4 hours, allowing low-income, elderly and disabled residents to “shop” for fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, dairy, bread and other food staples. TOUCH’s operations are staffed by volunteers, currently “rescuing” and distributing an average of 9500 pounds of food per week.