Mt. Laurel, NJ – According to the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition, the state’s food insecurity level was 12.7% overall and a startling 19% for children in 2011. The YMCA New Jersey Youth and Government program and YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties, a cause-driven nonprofit charitable organization, are working to change these statistics with a state-wide Day of Service where students, grades 7-12, have the opportunity to volunteer at their local food pantry or soup kitchens on Saturday, October 12.
Day of Service locations in South Jersey include: the RCCG Tabernacle of Peace Food Pantry and Sisterhood Incorporated in Burlington. Students are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items to the organization.
The Day of Service on October 12 is the first of many planned throughout the course of the 2013 – 2014 school year. To register, email Nolan Edmonson at Nolan.email@example.com with your name, phone number and desired location.
About the Y
The YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation that is building strong kids, families and communities through programs designed to improve an individual’s spirit, mind and body. The YMCA serves more than 30,000 members in Burlington and Camden Counties through its two full facility sites in Mt. Laurel and Burlington-Riverfront, and more than 25 program sites in Burlington and Camden Counties. YMCA services include aquatics, preschool, youth and teen programs, fitness programs, family programs and childcare services. Social opportunities for seniors and the disabled, community education and summer camps are offered as well. For more information, visit www.ymca-bc.org.