CAMDEN, NJ — At least 10,000 pounds of fresh produce will be distributed Saturday in Camden for families in need of food.
The pop-up market, made possible through the administration, the county freeholder board, Farmers Against Hunger and Cooper's Ferry Partnership, will open for walk-ups and vehicle traffic at 12:30 p.m. at the BB&T Center's parking lot.
“The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating inequities that were already devastating families in struggling communities. The Freeholder Board is working to ensure that no family goes hungry due to the economic effects of this crisis,” said Freeholder Jonathan Young.
Attendees will be able to walk or drive away with roughly 20 lbs. of mixed produce while supplies last.
No ID or registration is required, however officials are encouraging visitors to send one family representative to minimize crowds and adhere to social distancing rules.
“More than just food, we have to make sure families have nutritious options available as well," Young said. "We are extremely thankful for Farmers Against Hunger who donated a robust selection of assorted, healthy produce items for our residents during this unprecedented challenge."
Masks or other appropriate face covers are required.
The center is located 1 Harbour Blvd.