Eradication of Hunger CAMPAIGN
Camden Dream Center Food Pantry.
According to the state of America's children in New Jersey, 15% of children lived in food-insecure households in 2015. While, 19% depended on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in FY2015. Further, 82% of children that received free or reduced-price lunch during the school year did not participate in the Summer Nutrition Program in 2016. In Camden, NJ 13.5% of the population is food insecure.
At CDC, we address the issue of
hunger from the eyes of adults, children and family. This issue is a major barrier that impacts the success of the other community services (education, career development) provided by CDC.
Our week-day food pantry and weekly love Saturday programs have supported community for the past 20 years. But more needs to be done to eradicate hunger in Camden, and your support will help us get to our 2018 goal of scaling the food pantry operations by 50%.