Atlantic County Sets Goal to Nourish the Community

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GALLOWAY, N.J. -

Members of the non-profit community, state officials, and local business leaders came together for the first time in Atlantic County to accomplish one goal - nourish their community.

On Monday, Stockton University held a meeting called "Nourishing our Communities - Ingredients for Success." Those in attendance included representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, and several food programs, as well as community activists and restaurant owners.

Organizers said the goal of the gathering is to highlight and address the growing need for greater access to healthier food options.

"The idea here being to bring groups together who are engaged in providing greater access to healthy food farm-to-table food, farm-to-pantry, farm-to-schools, Breakfast at the Bell, summer feeding really to create awareness of these programs among the community and to spark some action ideally," said Richard Uniacke, the vice president of the southern branch of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey.

Monday's discussion also touched on topics like healthy corner stores, food pantry resources, and community gardening.

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