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PANDEMIC RESPONSE 16 Jul

PANDEMIC RESPONSE

Now that we are four months into this Pandemic it looks like the TOUCH New Jersey Food Alliance has good control of the restrictions brought on by Covid 19 given the fact that we have continued to distribute food every week without dropping the ball even once and have not had a single instance of…
Congressman Donald Norcross Support 03 Jun

Congressman Donald Norcross Support

All over South Jersey, families are struggling to put food on the table as this pandemic continues to have a devastating impact on employment and the economy. Our state alone lost about 750,700 jobs in April, and that number has only continued to climb as May comes to a close. The last thing anyone should…
MULTIPLE LOCATION HAM GIVEAWAY 21 Apr

MULTIPLE LOCATION HAM GIVEAWAY

Touch New Jersey had the opportunity,  on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, to distribute hams to people in the Philadelphia and New Jersey vicinity. We started the journey at the Philabundance refrigerated warehouse. Two Men and a Truck Inc of Moorestown did the heavy lifting of transporting nine palletes of hams to three locations. 1. Mt.…
Martin Luther King Day of Service 28 Mar

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Things were busy at the TOUCH Food Pantry on Martin Luther King Day thanks to the great volunteers that showed up from the Camden County College. Twenty-eight students and teachers along with President Don Borden cleaned, moved stock and helped re-organize pantry stock for the day. Directed by pantry staff these unselfish community volunteers accomplished…
Ali Hackett Oldies Show 27 Mar

Ali Hackett Oldies Show

TOUCH continued to deliver food to be distributed in Philadelphia to the Ali Hackett Oldies Show…many in the audience took food home for needy families.
14th Annual IHOC Mall Walk 07 Mar

14th Annual IHOC Mall Walk

The Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council (www.ihocsj.org) organized a fundraiser Mall Walk on February 23, 2020. Many activities were enjoyed. Businesses and non-profit organizations like TOUCH New Jersey helped with handing out things and lap stickers.
Coats Give Away Dec 2019 24 Dec

Coats Give Away Dec 2019

December 17th was a red letter day in the “neighborhood” in and around Ferry Avenue in Camden. TOUCH took over the community center and successfully donated over 400 coats to those in need. Many thanks to our partner in this initiative, Better Tomorrows who handled to sorting and all of the ‘hands on’ distribution. It…
Marathon Man Breakfast 10 Dec

Marathon Man Breakfast

The Pantry was honored to have a veteran from the past come back and prepare a special meal for the needy in November. Meher Merchant, a former Board of Directors member for TOUCH came into the area and did not forget his old friends. Meher, who recently completed a 75 mile fundraising bike trip for…
Thanksgiving Eve at the Pantry 10 Dec

Thanksgiving Eve at the Pantry

The Pantry was replete with guests on the busiest Wednesday of the year…nurses from Rutgers University got right into the swing of volunteering and were a tremendous help throughout the day…Meanwhile, everyone enjoyed quality coffee from the “Blended Joe” organization that hit the spot. Thanks to all of the volunteers and don’t be strangers.
Feed the Neighborhood Initiative 2019 29 Aug

Feed the Neighborhood Initiative 2019

What an outstanding day! In conjunction with TOUCH’s connection to the upcoming concert tour featuring Cage the Elephant, Beck and Spoon at the BB & T Pavilion TOUCH conducted its Wednesday Food Pantry on August 14th right on State Street where volunteers were able to “pitch in” and help distribute food. We were a bit challenged by the rain…