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‘Operation Helping Hand’ mobile unit launches in Hunterdon County

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Hunterdon County Prosecutor Renée M. Robeson and Chief of Detectives Timothy J. Drew announce the completion of the Hunterdon County Operation Helping Hand mobile unit.

The van, paid for with a grant from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, will travel around Hunterdon County where people are in need, and guide them into treatment for opioid addiction, officials said.

By deploying the new van, Hunterdon County’s Operation Helping Hand’s goal during each encounter is to have law enforcement, accompanied by a recovery support specialist, engage residents in need by providing on-the-spot referrals to treatment and other resources, officials said.

This week, the Operation Helping Hands team provided resources at the Flemington Area Food Pantry. The Pantry provides food and personal care items to people in Hunterdon County who are food insecure. They are located across the parking lot from the entrance of the Flemington Walmart.

The Pantry provides supplemental groceries to approximately 1,600 income-qualified Hunterdon County families. More than 80% of the Pantry’s income is derived from contributions of monetary donations and groceries.

To learn more about Operation Helping Hand, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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