PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Camden’s annual backyard barbecue is scheduled for Sunday afternoon and the event is getting bigger every year.

While music like Big Sam’s Funky Nation and free food draws more and more people to Camden every Labor Day weekend, there’s a serious side to the annual backyard barbecue. In the morning, there is a health and wellness fair that helps many people get the health services they need.

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“There’s a lot of people I call the working poor. They have a job, they work 40 hours a week; they work more than that. But they don’t have health benefits, and without that (the barbecue) they’re not able to have access to health care,” said Camden County freeholder Ian Leonard.

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The barbecue food, music and fun, including kid activities, runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Wiggins Waterfront Park.

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio

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