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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 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.

 

From the Executive Director

From The Executive Director
October 2019

Because of the extensive giving that TOUCH New Jersey is involved in day after day I can only admire those that have risen the bar so high in the measure of altruism for well over fifty years that a simple thank you seems so inadequate.

On Wednesday, October 16th the TOUCH Food Pantry was fortunate to host a real hero. On that day Dr. Sonny Hill visited TOUCH and taught us all the definition of humility. While Dr. Hill’s accomplishments are breathtaking there was no talk of self-aggrandizement on this day.

Sonny held the attention of those waiting to shop while establishing that he was “just one of them.” At the same time Sonny’s observations and comments fell on no deaf ears as he mixed with both TOUCH’s community and business partners who were on hand to greet the basketball/community impresario.

A non-profit organization like TOUCH can only benefit from those community fundamentals that Sonny has employed for years and have made him both a national success and a subject of admiration.

TOUCH looks forward to tackling hunger in both the Camden and Philadelphia communities as we emulate the community concepts developed by Dr. Hill through our partnership with Philabundance and the W. W. Smith Charitable Trust.
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OUR GALLERY

Challenging Hunger in the Camden County Community

Phone: 856-803-3030 or email gcd1210@gmail.com

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.

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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.

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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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