Through a combination of awards from generous funders, Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus is delighted to provide food to families in need, adults and children alike, this summer.
While many families are home for the summer months from school, parents can bring their family closer together by teaching their children how to cook using easy-to-prepare meal kits that contain a main entrée and sides, including but not limited to tacos, spaghetti and sauce, mac and cheese, baked ziti, subs/hoagies, baked chicken, chicken parmesan, meatloaf, fresh fruit, cereal, French toast sticks, and more. Each meal kit will serve a family of four for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Appel Farm is excited to supplement the meals with fresh produce from the Appel Farm Community Garden. Head Chef, Danielle Walkden will be available for meal pickups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays each week. Families should contact Natasha Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-358-2472 ext. 120 to sign you up for Appel Farm Family Food Service.
Thanks to Elyse Elliott, Cheyanne Yelle, and Donald Nees, as well as many community volunteers, the Appel Farm Veggie Cart is also available at 457 Shirley Road, Elmer, NJ 08318. Neighbors from the area are welcome to take any vegetables from the stand that currently include cucumbers, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, eggplant, and more. Donations are welcome. Since the end of June, the Appel Farm Team has harvested over 1,800 pounds of vegetables for the food program, with veggies left over for the cart.
Appel Farm thanks our generous funders, including the United Way of Delaware/Salem County, the PHL COVID-19 Fund, a partnership of Philadelphia Foundation and the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, The Reinvestment Funds for the COVID-19 Emergency Meal Grant through The New Jersey Child Nutrition Fund, the Albertsons’ Companies Foundation through the Nourishing Neighbors-Feed Local Families in Need program, and the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund through the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Appel Farm is also a site sponsor in the New Jersey Summer Food Service Program, for families whose children receive free and/or reduced-priced breakfast and lunches from any school.
Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus: Since 1960, Appel Farm Arts and Music Campus has provided transformative arts and learning experiences, and has emerged as the arts education leader in South Jersey. Arts education programs on our campus at Appel Farm, in the schools, and in the community are raising the bar of arts education for children and families in our community. Appel Farm provides people of all ages, cultures and economic backgrounds with a supportive, cooperative environment in which to explore the fine and performing arts.