TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and other members of the department will be on hand at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Bridgeton tomorrow at noon for Thanksgiving lunch serving 200 area residents in need.
As part of the Christie Administration’s seventh annual Season of Service, Secretary Fisher will help serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which is located in the Parish of The Holy Cross at St. Teresa of Avila Church. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a national organization has been serving those in need since 1833. The Society has been serving the Bridgeton community for the last 45 years and serves lunch daily.
Some of the Thanksgiving meal will be provided by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s State Food Purchase Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program. The State Food Purchase Program allocates $6.8 million a year to the state’s six-contracted food banks to purchase healthy food with an emphasis on Jersey Fresh produce for distribution to their networks of food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. TEFAP distributes U.S. Department of Agriculture donated foods to the food banks.
Secretary Fisher will visit Society of St. Vincent de Paul located at 46 Central Avenue in Bridgeton tomorrow at noon.
— New Jersey Department of Agriculture