OUR RESULTS IN 2022
Proudly serving families and individuals in need in the Cape May area.
Our clients have been steadily growing since the pandemic, and 2022 was our busiest year yet with a 33% increase in clients served. With ongoing challenges such as inflation, housing, and seasonal work, we anticipate we will see the same if not higher rates in 2023.
OUR VOLUNTEERS SAID
The feeling that the work I do helps others in my community is so rewarding. I think about our shut-in clients as I pack their bags, and it gives me a sense of joy to know that what I am doing is directly helping them — in a few days, they will be opening their bags and putting the items that I’ve selected and packed for them onto their kitchen shelves.
I wonder if everybody did just a little bit to help each other, and leave things just a little bit better than they found them, how much better the world would be? Throughout history, the greatest achievements happened when people worked together. I’d like us all to work together, each of us doing our little part and together, achieve greatness.
A lot of steps take place prior to the final distribution. When Janet and I get to the Food Closet, other volunteers have already prepped and labeled the bags so they’re ready to be filled. We mask up, glove up, and pre-pack nonperishable items for seniors and shut ins. On distribution day, fresh fruits and vegetables get added in and the orders are delivered.