Combatting Food Insecurity in Salem County

A truck filled with Catholic Charities staff rumbled down a rural country road with nothing in sight except the lush greenery of ripened crops covering vast fields and the deep blue sky above. From the seemingly endless farmlands, one would expect residents of the county to have an endless bounty...

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Bishop Sullivan’s Latest Appeal

Bishop Sullivan speaks on KYW Newsradio 1060 throughout the year, with the message of the Catholic Church and his perspective, in bi-weekly, 60-second spots which reach Catholics and non-Catholics across the Philadelphia region. During this special season of caring and giving, Bishop Sullivan asks us to join the Diocese’s mission to care...

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Delicious, nutritious and thrifty: A Salem County food workshop

When you’re on a tight budget, it can be a real challenge to shop for food that is not only affordable and healthy but also tasty. Through the “Cooking Matters at the Store” Program, also known as the “Healthy Food on a Budget Grocery Store Workshop,” Salem County residents are...

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Summer Happenings in Healthy Eating

During the summer months our Salem County Healthy Eating program has remained busy hosting events geared toward educating residents in health and wellness and making fresh foods more readily accessible. Throughout the year, the program hosts events like fresh food drives and their signature, “Roadshow,” presentations hosted by local emergency...

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Gleaning with Farmers Against Hunger

The word “gleaning” probably conjures biblical images. But the practice is actually alive and well in New Jersey in the modern day. In particular, an organization called Farmers Against Hunger, a program of the New Jersey Agricultural Society, is making it easy for volunteers to participate in this ancient practice...

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Fresh Food Drives Collect Over 500 Pounds of Food

Last week, Catholic Charities hosted two Fresh Food Drives at Incollingo’s Markets in Salem County that, combined, collected over 500 pounds of fresh foods. On April 5 staff gathered at Incollingo’s Salem City market, inviting shoppers to pick up extra fresh fruits and vegetables to donate to the hungry. That...

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Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Drives

On Tuesday, April 5 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden will hold a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Drive in Salem, New Jersey at Incollingo’s Salem Market (457 E Broadway, Salem, NJ). A second drive will be held on Wednesday, April 6 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon...

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Facing hunger here in New Jersey

“Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them. In March, the Diocese of Camden focuses on “Feed the Hungry.” This month’s profiles highlight examples of those who experience this corporal work of mercy...

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