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  • 6140 Mays Landing Rd
    Vineland, NJ 08361
  • 856-327-3143

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About Us

Learn More About Our Vineland, NJ Homeless Shelter Here

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Our Mission Statement

The Rural Development Corporation is a charitable tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) non-profit community based organization founded in 1972 by residents and non-governmental organizations in the rural most southernmost counties of New Jersey.

Its purpose was to improve the quality of life for undeserved and/or unserved areas and populations in rural locations throughout Southern New Jersey, primarily through community organization, outreach, working with governmental and other non-profit entities to facility community development and the provision of social services to the needy.

Special emphasis is given to areas and populations where geographic, transportation, social economic and other barrier prevent access to service by the community of no services exist.

While RDC has been involved in the development and the provision of many services such as job training, affordable housing, domestic violence, etc. its goal is to encourage the development of services and to only provide those services if or until sufficient interest and infrastructure exists for the community to permanently address these issues on their own, or the problem is abated.

The attention and resources of the Organization have been concentrated on the operation of a shelter for the homeless individuals and families in New Jerseys six southern counties(Cumberland Family Shelter ) and operation of a food bank and food distribution network servicing shelters, soup kitchens, emergency food pantries and other sites serving the needy (Southern Regional Food Center).

The Board of Directors may authorize the acceptance of financial contributions, clothing, food or other bequests to be used for the general purpose or for any special purpose of the Corporation.

Meet Our Team

Albert Fisher

Chief Executive Officer

Bridget Sharer


Kenneth Giaccio

Vice President – Finances

Edward Morvay


Edward Smith


Robert Fischer


Linda Rumick


Bernice Hampton


Kellie Slade


Jose Silva, Esquire


Susan Stearne-Adiletto


Todd Buonadonna


Steven Giaccio



Kenneth Giaccio, Director Emeritus

Mark Ronchetti, CPA

Maureen Franzio, Driver

Amie Adams, Case Manager/Social Work

Jennifer Durham, Administrative Assistant to the CEO

Megan Gras, Food Program Coordinator

Danielle Burns, Bookkeeper

Hopeton Bartley, Warehouse/Maintenance

Rita Oliva, Housekeeping/Warehouse Support

Jodi Fitting, Food Service

Sandra Pitts, Associate Cook

Residential Aides

Barbara Archie

Hope Coursey

John Rilley

Duralee Upshur

Derek Smith

Alex Lugo

Charlotte Rothmaller

Kim Pearson

Maria McArthur

Shirley A Bailey

Cynthia Brownlow

Anetonette Hatton

Angel Langston

Sheena R Lawrence

Selena A Perkins

Joseph Walker

Our Impact

We’re Dedicated to Providing Help for the Homeless and the Hungry


Meals Served in 2019


Individual guests served in 2019; 132 were children


Nights of Shelter Provided in 2019

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