More Facts:

Fact: The Federal Policy Level used to determine eligibility for many public services is the same whether a family lives in Missouri, Montana, Michigan, or Middlesex County, NJ.

For 2016, a family of four is considered above the poverty level if they earn $24,300 or more anywhere in the 48 contiguous United States.

Fact: In the past decade the poor population of Middlesex County has increased by double-digits, especially in the towns of Edison, New Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Woodbridge (Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, Brookings Institute, 2013).

Fact: In Middlesex County, NJ, even families earning up to 300% of the poverty level must "choose between basic necessities – whether to meet one's need for child care but not nutrition, or housing but not health care." (The Real Cost of Living in New Jersey 2013, http://www.lsnj.org/PDFs/RCL2013.pdf)

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AECDC provides free Baby Formula, Equipment and Diapers, plus wipes, clothing and other items that are crucial to keeping babies and young children healthy and growing! AECDC is the only diaper bank in Central NJ, and is affiliated with the National Diaper Bank Network.

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AECDC loans medical equipment at no charge such as shower seats, walkers and wheelchairs.  Without assistance, our elderly and disabled are often isolated and unable to sustain a healthy quality of life.

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