Camden has been described as a food desert with many corner stores operating by charging high prices for low quality foods. Camden residents face difficulty accessing the few food markets in the city since many residents are dependent upon public transportation to access them, while the few sources operating in the city offer a limited supply of fruits and vegetables.
TOUCH New Jersey labors to offer a solution to these inadequacies through its Food Pantry as well as partnerships with the Joseph’s House shelter, Urban Promise, Northgate ll Towers, the Kingdom Building Ministry, Aqua Corps, the Puerto Rican Unity for Progress, all of which are located in Camden.
In an ongoing effort to confront the ever-growing need to help feed those that lack the ability to supply healthy meals to their loved ones and themselves in the greater Camden, New Jersey area, Touch New Jersey, Inc. has operated as a food pantry since 2003. As a 501 (C) (3) corporation and agency partner with ‘Philabundance’, Touch New Jersey operates as an all volunteer-staffed food pantry that affords those challenged in the greater Camden area the opportunity to ‘shop’ and obtain a variety of meats, produce, bread, dairy and dry goods on a weekly basis.