Convened by the Camden Coalition and the Food Bank of South Jersey, the Camden Food Security Collective is a group of local healthcare and food systems providers, public agencies, healthcare payer entities, community-based organizations, public officials, local corporations, business owners, safety-net food distributors, workforce system representatives, and most importantly Camden residents.
Building off a decade of collective work led by the Campbell Soup Company through the Campbell’s Healthy Communities program, the group’s aim is to create lasting solutions for food security in the city of Camden by addressing existing structural inequities.
As in many communities in the US, longstanding structural racism in public and private decision-making in Camden has resulted in:
The Camden Food Security Collective’s common agenda
Based on input from Camden residents and leaders, the Camden Food Security Collective’s common agenda consists of three pillars: