JFS Turkey Drive, Help Feed Families in our Community

Posted on October 03, 2012

JFS is once again holding its annual Holiday Turkey Drive to provide families with turkeys and trimmings throughout the holiday season.  Despite the generous donations during our High Holiday Food Drive, the number of people needing food makes it an ongoing challenge to keep the pantry shelves stocked.  To ensure that we successfully meet the needs of individuals and families throughout the holiday season, JFS is kicking off its annual Butterball Turkey Drive. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, JFS will be collecting monetary donations to purchase turkeys for members of our community in need.

Here are ways the community can help:

  1. Make a donation of $25 (or more) to purchase a Butterball turkey or Kosher turkey (upon request). This gives an individual or family a Butterball turkey certificate which can be used to purchase a holiday turkey, plus the holiday trimmings.
    Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield has pledged to raise $1,000 to provide essential holiday meals for 40 families.

  2. Make a donation of canned goods. Stuffing, canned corn, cranberry sauce and other side dishes are perfect to complete the holiday meal.  JFS also encourages donations of peanut butter, tuna fish, soups, pasta and cereals to use throughout the year.
    Ocean City Home Bank has food drop off locations at 5 branch locations in Egg Harbor Twp., Linwood, Margate, Northfield, and Ventnor through mid-November.

  3. Spread the word. By reaching out to others in the community, you can help individuals and families during these hard times.  Enlighten your neighbors, friends, family members, colleagues and Facebook friends about this year’s JFS Turkey Drive and Food Pantry.

To donate to the JFS Turkey Drive and feed a family in need, please click here or call 609-822-1108. Donations can be mailed directly to JFS at 607 N. Jerome Ave., Margate, NJ 08402. Jewish Family Service accepts non-perishable food donations throughout the year.  If you have a question regarding the JFS Food Pantry or how you can assist, please contact Leigh Turner at email. Visit the JFS Community Exchange website for more ways to give.