Recognizing that food insecurity is one of the greatest challenges for children and families in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Acenda Integrated Health (Acenda) is leading this project to distribute food to communities throughout Atlantic and Gloucester counties. In particular, Acenda and its community partners are focusing their work to provide food to school-age children and their families, women with infants and young children, and seniors in Absecon, Atlantic City Clayton, Egg Harbor Township, Glassboro, Hammonton, Malaga, Mullica Hill, Paulsboro, Pitman, Pleasantville, National Park, Ventnor and Williamstown. As a phase of this project, Acenda and its community partners are also distributing food to families through a network of Family Success Centers and Maternal Health Programs. By the end of this project, Acenda and its community partners will have advanced existing efforts to address the immediate needs of children and low-income households, which can inform an equitable response and recovery throughout the state.
Senior Vice President of Prevention, Youth and Education Services