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Looking for food distributions in South Jersey? Here's a list.

Looking for food distributions in South Jersey? Here's a list.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused food insecurity across South Jersey to increase, and officials and community groups have responded by holding food distributions around the region.

A Stockton University poll released in June showed that many Atlantic County residents struggled to feed themselves and their families even before the pandemic.

Nearly 18% of residents said they had run out of food without having money to buy more. Fourteen percent have skipped a meal because they couldn’t afford food, and 17% skipped a meal in an effort to save food for their children, according to the poll taken in March.

Of those polled, 35% said they have eaten the same thing several days in a row because the item costs less, while 30% wished they could eat healthier but simply couldn’t afford it.

The Press of Atlantic City is working to compile a list of food distributions across the region. 

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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