Cape Bank Summer Food Drive Collects Essentials for JFS Pantry

Posted on September 07, 2012

Cape Bank hosted a Summer Food Drive to collect essential non-perishable food items to benefit the Jewish Family Service Food Pantry. A recent statistic showed 16,192 Atlantic County students received two free or reduced cost meals per day at school. During the summer children do not receive this supplement, causing many to go hungry.  Recognizing the increased need, Cape Bank kicked off its Summer Food Drive on April 27th with a day-long collection at ShopRite in Somers Point.  The food drive continued throughout the summer with drop-off locations at each Cape Bank branch in Atlantic County.

From jars of peanut butter to cereal to hearty soups, the collection brought in dozens of bags full of essentials for the pantry. In addition to the food drive, Cape Bank held a coin collection throughout May and June which will help JFS to purchase additional necessities.

If you have a question regarding the Jewish Family Service programs or how you can help, please contact our Community Initiatives Coordinator, Leigh Turner at 609-822-1108 or email. Jewish Family Service also encourages community members to host their own drives. Visit the JFS Community Exchange website for ways to give throughout the year at http://www.jfsatlantic.org/community