BY THOMAS COSENTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
February 11 is 2-1-1 Day, in recognition of the free, user-friendly phone number that serves 90% of America's population, and connects some 16 million people a year to critical resources, information and services.
In New Jersey, more than 210,000 people turned to 2-1-1 for help last year. People called to find information for meeting basic needs, like heating or utility assistance, emergency help, or to find the closest food bank.