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It’s Turkey Time! Now Through November 18th

2019-11-26T12:57:03-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Oaks Blog, Home Page|Tags: , , , , , |

We’re busy gearing up for our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive NOW through November 18! Last year, with the help of our generous donors we distributed over 1900 turkeys with all the trimmings. This year, the need is greater than ever. Unfortunately, many families in our programs struggle to put food on the table on a daily basis and sadly, Thanksgiving dinner is no exception. Please help us make a warm, home-cooked meal accessible for the most vulnerable members of our community. Don’t miss your chance to make Thanksgiving traditions possible this year! Ways to Get Involved       1) Hold a Food Drive! Gather your friends, family or co-workers to help. Drop off food donations to an Oaks Integrated Care Food [...]

2015 Moorestown Progressive Dinner Photos

2018-01-08T23:21:49-05:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: Oaks Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

2015 Moorestown Progressive Dinner Hosts Thank you to all the hosts, chefs, guests and local businesses that made this event so successful! Visit our Flickr page to see all the fantastic photos from the Moorestown Progressive Dinner. – Rachael

Hunger Heroes: Hainesport Township School District

2018-01-09T00:00:44-05:00April 5th, 2013|Categories: Oaks Blog|Tags: , , |

It’s a harsh reality that children in South Jersey wake up hungry and head off to school hungry. They must try to focus in class, take tests and make the grade while fighting hunger pains. Last month alone, the Twin Oaks Food Pantries provided 3,294 meals for 366 children. Thankfully, Twin Oaks partners with Hunger Heroes like the Hainesport Township School District that have creative ideas on ways to stock our shelves with kid friendly food. In February, with the Valentine’s Day Dance approaching, the school encouraged students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade to donate a box of cereal they loved at the entrance to the dance. Boxes of Cheerios, Fruit Loops and (my personal favorite) Apple Jacks poured in. [...]

Diaper Derby: Help Brianna

2013-04-02T11:50:59-04:00April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Oaks Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Recently, I introduced you to Bruce and Wendy who struggle with the costs of diapers and described why donations to the Diaper Derby are so crucial. Today, I’d like to tell you about Brianna. Brianna is a sixteen year old mother of an infant. Six months ago, Brianna joined the Twin Oaks Teenage Parents Program (TAPP) which supports young adults in their transition to parenthood. Brianna receives diapers and baby wipes from TAPP when they are available, but TAPP’s supply is reliant on donations received through the Diaper Derby. Because Brianna juggles being a full-time student and mother, she is unable to contribute to her family’s income. This means Brianna’s mother is the sole provider for a household of 6 [...]