Citizens of a township in Cumberland County were treated to some healthy meals through the generosity of officials from two South Jersey organizations.
Representatives with Eat Clean Organization and Inspira Health were able to distribute 500 prepared healthy meals to residents of Commercial Township.
Eat Clean Organization owner and chef Nicole LaTorre cooked and delivered the meals to the Haleyville-Mauricetown Elementary School where staff and volunteers from the Inspira Forest Lakes Family Success Center distributed the meals to local residents.
In addition to the meals, the volunteers and staff from the Family Success Center also distributed hundreds of toys and other gift items donated by local businesses and organizations in the days leading up to Christmas.
Eat Clean Organization is a food preparation service that specializes in 100 percent gluten-free whole foods and is based in Galloway Township.
“We are so grateful to Nicole and the Eat Clean Organization for this generous donation. It has touched the lives of so many people in our community,” said Leahe Parmenter, director of the Family Success Center. “And Jean Smith, the interim superintendent of the Haleyville-Mauricetown School, kindly let us use the school as our distribution site.”
The gift distribution, also held at the elementary school and organized by representatives with the Family Success Center, was made possible by donations from officials with the Salvation Army, Dollar General (Cedarville and Laurel Lake), Port Norris Methodist Church, Devine Mercy Parrish, Premier Orthopedics, Italian/American Club of Vineland, U.S. Silica, St. Augustine Prep Crew Team and Smith’s Concrete Products.