The following emergency services are available to Camden and Gloucester County residents through the cooperation of area organizations, neighbors, and volunteers.
Emergency Food Bags
SCUCS always retains a fully stocked food shelf for Camden County seniors 60+ years of age in need of emergency food. Once individual identified as being in need of assistance, they may pick up two prepared food bags of non-perishable items each month. Clients without the means to pick up their food may be eligible to have their food delivered to their home if a volunteer is available in their area. Items for this program are donated by schools, churches and companies that want to help end hunger in their communities. For a list of requested food donations, click here .If you, or anyone you know,needs this service, call (856) 456-1121 160, speak with the Volunteer Coordinator. NOTE: Camden City residents are not eligible for this program and should call the Camden City Office on Aging at (856) 757-7339 for a list of food banks within the city of Camden.
Shut-in Shopping is a bi-weekly shopping service available to homebound Camden County seniors not able to shop for themselves. Clients are responsible for the cost of all purchases. A screened volunteer will take a shopping list to the supermarket or pharmacy to purchase up to 20 items for the client’s’ use only. The service is based on the availability of volunteers. If you, or anyone you know,needs this service, call (856) 456-1121, ext. 160, to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator.
This program offers Camden County residents 60 years old and older heating and air conditioning (HVAC) repairs and replacements when funding is available. The application process gathers income and expense information, as well as information on others living in the residence. To learn more information about this service and the availability of funds, call 856-456-1121.
Lending Closet for Medical Appliances
SCUCS provides some medical appliances on a temporary basis to senior Camden County residents who cannot afford to purchase them on their own. These items include wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower/bath seats, rollators, knee walkers and commodes. A very limited number of adult diapers are also available. Items for the Lending Closet are donated by county residents who no longer need these appliances. All donations are tax deductible. To donate an item to the Lending Closet or to inquire about reserving an appliance, call (856) 456-1121.
Emergency Fuel and Utility Bill payment
This program offers both Camden County and Gloucester County residents 100 gallons of heating oil, or payment on back due utility bills in the event of a “Disconnect Notice,” subject to available funds. The application process gathers income and expense information, as well as information on others living in the residence. To learn more information about this service and the availability of funds, call 856-456-1121.
Rental assistance is available to residents of both Camden County and Gloucester County. Services may include security deposit, first month’s rent, or back rent. To find out more information about this service and the availability of funds, call 856-456-1121.