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5/19/2020 - Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Food Program for Seniors During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheriff Austino and the Special Services Division of the Sheriff’s Office are assisting seniors. The seniors, who are most at risk and may not have family members available, are given assistance by picking up groceries for them. This allows them to stay home and stay safe.

The seniors are provided assistance by helping them or a family member set up the Shop Rite app on their electronic device. They then place the order with the Shop Rite of Millville, give us the order number and the officers will pick up their order and deliver it to their home.

They can also call when they are in need of household essentials. We will go to the store, purchase them and deliver to their homes.

This is all done while maintaining social distancing and safeguards (wearing masks, gloves, etc) to protect the seniors and the officers. With donations from Sheriff Austino and the Special Services Division, this service is helping to keep our community safe.

Due to COVID-19, the Sheriff’s Office has had to cancel two recent senior TRIAD luncheons. In lieu of this, they are going to provide food donations from local schools. These food bags will be delivered to Cumberland County seniors that normally attend the TRIAD meetings.

If you are a senior in need of these services, please contact Cumberland County Sheriff’s Officer Erica Quinones at 856-451-4449, extension 25132.