Our Story

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 for the past three years and has impacted the local residents to the extent that over 10,000 pounds of food is distributed each Wednesday.TOUCH New Jersey address 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.

From the Executive Director

TOUCH is steadily working at expanding its footprint into the entire South Jersey community. Take a look…

  •  TOUCH has recently completed its summer white corn-on-the-cob gleaning successfully which resulted in an average of 2000 pounds of corn delivered to the needy in Camden each week. (note the photo attached) Both Knights of Columbus in Westmont, New Jersey and Cathedral Kitchen in Camden received fresh corn through the summer.
  •  TOUCH has now arranged with Catholic Charities in Salem County New Jersey to share food picked up from the Pennsville Acme Supermarket each Friday.
  •  TOUCH, in partnership with Jersey Cares and Miguel at Miguel’s Pharmacy will have a trailer delivered to the parking lot at the pharmacy at 3213 River Road in Cramer Hill in Camden to accept and then distribute winter coats in the community. Jersey Cares will donate 150 coats to “start the ball rolling.”
  •  TOUCH is now providing food for the Rutgers Camden Food Pantry as well as the Camden County College Food Pantry. Students are now benefitting directly from the food provided via Philabundance.
  •  TOUCH is now providing food to the Catholic Charities Refugee Program, feeding families with an average of 3-4 children who are currently homeless.

OUR GALLERY

Challenging Hunger in the Camden County Community

Phone: 856-803-3030 or email hello@touchnewjersey.org

Store Hours: Wednesdays 9am to 1pm. Could change for holidays or dangerous weather.

OUR MISSION

Challenging Hunger in the Camden County Community

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.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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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 for the past three years and has impacted the local residents to the extent that over 10,000 pounds of food is distributed each Wednesday.

Introducing TOUCH New Jersey

Our Partners

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.

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