WESTAMPTON, NJ—Burlington County, in partnership with the Food Bank of South Jersey, will be holding an emergency food distribution event on Saturday, October 17 from 10am to 12pm at the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Westampton.

Burlington County residents in need of the assistance are eligible for free boxes of food on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

Each box of food distributed contains nonperishable food items, such as pasta, tuna, rice, oats, powdered milk and canned fruits and vegetables.

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The food distribution will be drive-up only. Those who are coming are asked to make room in their trunks beforehand, stay in their cars with the windows closed and wear a mask.

Saturday will be the County’s 12th food distribution event in response to the food insecurity faced by families who have lost employment or income due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many no longer have the money to afford adequate food supplies.

Since the start of the pandemic, the County has expended more than $100,000 on its food assistance program and successfully distributed more than 3,000 boxes and bags of food to county households through its distribution days.

Burlington County Institute of Technology is located at 695 Woodlane Road in Westampton.

 

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