Bank of America Provides $7,500 to JFS for Critical Food Pantry Needs

Posted on December 06, 2013

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $7,500 grant to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS) designated for nutrition services. This funding will help provide access to critical food supplies and services to feed individuals, children and families in the local community.

The Food Pantry, serving approximately 2,000 families annually, is an essential resource that provides hearty meal options and helps meet the needs of the community. The pantry is open five days a week providing nourishing goods such as peanut butter, tuna fish, canned vegetables and fruits, pasta, cereal and hearty soup. JFS hosts many food drives throughout the year that help supplement pantry resources, however with needs constantly increasing, food drives are not enough. Receiving additional funding from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, as well as from other community members throughout the year, is vital to the success and sustainability of the Food Pantry.

“JFS has been nothing short of a lifeline for countless individuals and families in New Jersey,” said Bob Doherty, New Jersey president, Bank of America. “Expanding the organization’s capacity will help them make an even greater difference.”

This funding is part of Bank of America’s intensified philanthropic focus on three core issues vital to the economic health of communities – housing, jobs and hunger – and represents an important component of the company’s lending, investing and giving activities to help advance local economies.