Cooper University Health Care is addressing childhood hunger and working to decrease food insecurity in young children. Early childhood is the most intensive period of brain and body development, and hunger and hardship for children under age six can have long-term implications.
In partnership with No Kid Hungry, Cooper will provide qualifying families with children up to five years old:
- Free fruits and vegetables once a week/every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at Cooper Pediatrics, 3 Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103
- Supermarket shopping tours, including $25 gift cards to shop for healthy food options
- Nutrition classes
- Free rides to and from the supermarket (for parents who attend nutrition classes either virtually or in person)
About No Kid Hungry
No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty and giving all kids the healthy food they need to thrive.
For more information or to register, contact:
Spaces in the program are limited and a referral is needed to participate. If you have a child/children ages 0-5 and are interested in participating in Cooper’s free produce program, contact:
Community Outreach Coordinator
Cooper University Health Care