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Food distribution set for Thursday in Atlantic City

Food distribution set for Thursday in Atlantic City

AC Food Drive

Volunteers load up cars Oct. 1 during a food distribution event at Bader Field in Atlantic City. 

ATLANTIC CITY — A pop-up community food distribution is set for Thursday in the resort.

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, in partnership with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, will host the distribution starting at 10 a.m. at the former's office, 26 S. Pennsylvania Ave.

“Communities around the state are feeling the devastating, long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Daniel L. Lombardo, president and CEO of VOADV. “There is so much need for assistance. In Atlantic City and the surrounding region, many have been out of work, left with the difficult decision of paying bills or purchasing food — a choice no one should have to make. Aligning with our mission to serve, VOADV is eager to do our part and working hard to get food into the hands of those families who need it most.”

All food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Only one package of food per family, officials said. Those wishing to collect their food may walk or drive up to the event location. Staff will be available to assist.

All attendees must bring a photo ID, wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols. Seniors and individuals with disabilities who are unable to attend but are interested in food may call Jason Smart-El from VOADV at 609-541-2806 to schedule a delivery.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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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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