Virtua to Distribute 1,000 Free Turkeys Plus Produce in Willingboro and CamdenIn preparation for the holidays, Virtua Health will give away frozen turkeys and fresh produce to at least 1,000 local families – a minimum of 500 in Burlington County and 500 in Camden County – who otherwise might not be able to afford them.
The not-for-profit health system will hold a drive-thru giveaway at Virtua Willingboro Hospital, and a walk-up event at the Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Camden. Virtua senior leaders and other staff will work as volunteers at both events. Everyone is asked to wear facemasks and practice social distancing.
Monday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m.
Virtua Willingboro Hospital
218 Sunset Road, Willingboro, NJ
Tuesday, Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m.
Virtua Health & Wellness Center – Camden
1000 Atlantic Ave., Camden, NJ
These events are rain or shine. Food will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Each person or family will receive a 12- to 14-pound frozen turkey, celery, onions, carrots, sweet potatoes, Idaho potatoes, and spices for the turkey.
At the Willingboro giveaway, visitors can also check out Virtua’s Eat Well Mobile Farmers Market, which will be on site. The year-round store-on-wheels brings healthy, affordable food to underserved local communities, along with Virtua’s larger Eat Well Mobile Grocery Store.
Also noteworthy: Virtua Health has received a major local award for its overall work to reduce food insecurity. The Food Bank of South Jersey will present Virtua with the 2021 Feeding South Jersey Champion award on Nov. 18.
Virtua aims to help people be well, get well, and stay well – and eating well is an essential component of that mission. To learn more about Virtua’s food-access programs, visit https://www.virtua.org/about/eat-well.