Free Food Distribution


SJFMC is helping families in need during the pandemic and beyond with free food giveaways at our Pleasantville and Atlantic City Health Centers.

August 15 at 10 am at two SJFMC locations:

Merle Pavilion
932 S. Main Street
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Atlantic City Event will be held in the parking lot next to the AC Civil Courts at N. South Carolina Ave. btwn Bacharach Blvd and Artic Ave. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Two ways to pick-up your free food box.

One per family:

  1. Drive up-Pull up to parking area, stay in your car, pop trunk for placement.
  2. Walk up – Bring a cart for the heavy food box, wear a mask, and follow social distancing in line.

Senior Citizens and disabled residents can arrange a SJFMC home delivery by calling 856-237-6240 or emailing sjfmcares@sjfmc.org

*In partnership with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s COVID-19 Food Assistance Program. Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Give Kids A Smile


Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers participated in the Give Kids A Smile event on February 7, 2020, from 12 pm to 7 pm at our Egg Harbor Township and Hammonton locations. Give Kids A Smile is an annual centerpiece to National Children’s Dental Health Month. It is a one-day event where dentists and dental staff volunteer their time to provide free dental care to low-income and underserved children.

To make an appointment with a SJFMC dentist of for more information on the services we provide call 1-800-486-0131.

Care Coordination Team Continues to Combat Black Maternal and Infant Mortality


Chronic Disease Coordinator Yoammy Pozo and Director of Clinical Support Services and Community Engagement Destiny Wood join New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy at the Family Festival in Atlantic City.

On Saturday, September 7, SJFMC took part in First Lady Tammy Murphy’s Family Festival in Atlantic City. The event is a part of Murphy’s Nurture NJ awareness campaign, aimed at combating the maternal and infant health crisis in New Jersey, where black women are five times more likely than white women to die from childbirth-related complications.

Director of Clinical Support Services and Community Engagement Destiny Wood said, “The first lady recognizes the issue that plagues our patient population. It’s a major push of ours and she is doing her part to make a difference across the state. We are here to support the mission and improve the lives of local families.”

During the event, SJFMC connected about 850 mothers, fathers, grandparents and others involved in taking care of children with information on much-needed services including prenatal care, pediatric services and mental health.

SJFMC in the Community (Spring/Summer 2019)


April 30, 2019

SJFMC AND THE AC LINKS TEAM UP TO PUT FRESH PRODUCE ON LOCAL PLATES

Sweet potatoes, mushrooms, collard greens and kale were just a few healthy favorites given out in sacks and bunches during our farm stand in April at the Merle Pavilion. The event, in collaboration with the Atlantic City chapter of the Links Inc., is part of the SJFMC Farmacy program, making fresh produce the medicine for a healthy soul. About 150 families received bags full of fresh produce at the event. The program, aimed at improving health outcomes through healthy eating, will continue at SJFMC next harvest season.

May 22

SJFMC participated in the Atlantic City Regional Stand Down event, held at the All Wars Memorial Museum in Atlantic City, NJ. Our staff distributed much-needed health information to homeless veterans’ households.

June 14

SJFMC staff participated in Wear BLUE Day as part of the year-round Wear BLUE awareness campaign created by the Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives. The event also aimed to get women involved to encourage men to do so.

June 14

The Outreach Team hit the streets of Burlington, stopping in barbershops to distribute goodie bags to local men. The push, in partnership with the Burlington Department of Health, was part of Men’s Health Awareness Month.

June 14

Check out this smiling face, Patient Engagement Manager Stephanie Weaver, at the Atlantic City Board of Education’s Health and Wellness Expo. The event at O’Donnell Park connected community members with valuable health information to protect their families.

August 23 

Burlington County seniors received blood pressure screenings and valuable health information at the Doreatha Campbell Senior Complex in Willingboro.

SJFMC Celebrates National Health Center Week 2019


SJFMC observed National Health Center Week August 4-10 with a series of successful community events. With the theme of “America’s Health Centers: Rooted in Communities,” the week was an opportunity for SJFMC to celebrate its own health center heroes with luncheons at our eight centers. At these “Honoring Health Center Heroes” events, we applauded the staff winners, nominated by their peers through state-wide elections, who demonstrate the values of our organization. Check out our page for a list of winners.

We also held four community health fairs to celebrate National Health Center Week. The fairs included free immunizations, dental screenings, blood pressure and glucose testing, entertainment, community partners, back-to-school book bag giveaways, food and much more in all three of the counties we serve: Burlington, Atlantic and Salem.

Our SJFMC Pleasantville event at the Merle Pavilion attracted 150 people  and our event in Salem attracted about 100 residents. We culminated the week with two health fairs in both Burlington and Atlantic Counties. Elected officials showed their support for our mission at our  Burlington City Center event that attracted more than 200 patients and community partners. Our Atlantic City sites hosted more than 250 attendees.

Thanks to all our managed care organizations, Aetna, Horizon NJ Health, United Healthcare, WellCare and Amerigroup, for providing monetary donations and outreach services. We also appreciate all of our community partners and SJFMC employees and Health Center Heroes who supported our efforts. Go TEAM!