Like many other pantries across the nation, our Egg Harbor Township location’s on-site Community Assistance Pantry experienced an unprecedented surge in demand amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
With food insecurity rates in Atlantic, Cape May, and Cumberland counties among the highest in the state our Community Assistance Pantry has remained dedicated to maintaining the dignity and well-being of clients even through the pandemic. Traditionally a choice pantry, we transitioned temporarily to a contactless model where clients received pre-packed bags of food, but we look forward to reintroducing client choice as the pandemic recedes.
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Deb, our Pantry Manager who has witnessed all of this firsthand, tells us, “Giving hungry families the opportunity to choose what food items best meet their needs goes above and beyond providing meals, it gives them the dignity that comes with being able to shop the way you and I shop.”
Home to a vast casino industry, Atlantic City’s lockdown gave way to more than 26,000 unemployed residents who were once table-game dealers, bartenders, waiters, hotel staff, and casino workers.
In response to this, we’ve gratefully received support from Atlantic City casinos, labor unions, and other organizations over the past year and a half.
“We are so incredibly grateful for the help that we’ve received from the casinos,” Deb tells us. “Through and through, year-round, they’re big supporters of our mission.”
Learn more about CFBNJ in Egg Harbor Township, with more information about the CFBNJ on-site and mobile pantries.