ATLANTIC COUNTY SHERIFF ERIC SCHEFFLER JOINS WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO HOST AN
EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION FOR ATLANTIC COUNTY RESIDENTS IN NEED, AUG 26
(NORTHFIELD, NJ) – August 17, 2020 – Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler will continue to help those
in need by partnering with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Southern Branch, the Hammonton
Police Department, Spanish Community Center – Shore Area Health Education Center, Friends in Action,
South Jersey Industries and IMPACTO Ministry.
The Emergency Food Distribution will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday on Aug. 26 at Our
Lady of Mt. Carmel Society Parking Lot, 298 Tilton Street, Hammonton. Atlantic County residents must
show proof of residence.
The food distribution is part of a series of outreach efforts by the Atlantic County Sheriff and his team
to help create a healthier and safer environment for all. “We are obviously seeing greater needs in the
community for basic life essentials because of the pandemic, but my office is committed to doing drives
like this as long as it is needed,” said Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler. “My community care initiative
is continually looking at issues and addressing them because it’s the right thing to do and very much
needed. This is not just a one and done thing but a continuous commitment to support the people who
are in need in Atlantic County.”
Previous food drives supported by the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office have included Friends in Action
in Atlantic City, IMPACTO in Pleasantville, The Village at St. Peter’s in Pleasantville, Neighbors Feeding
Neighbors Food Ministry in the Mainland communities, and multiple community centers in Egg Harbor
and Galloway townships.
“I know how to balance both the law and social issues because they work hand in hand,” Scheffler
said. “The Sheriff’s Office is simply stronger because of this dual approach.”