Help Put Turkey on the Table for Families this Thanksgiving

Posted on October 02, 2013

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS) is holding its annual Holiday Turkey Drive to provide families with turkeys and trimmings throughout the season.  Despite the 500 bags of non-perishables collected during the JFS High Holiday Food Drive, the number of people in need of food is constantly increasing, making it an ongoing challenge to keep the pantry shelves stocked.  Last year, many local residents affected by Superstorm Sandy were displaced during the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, JFS hopes to bring the joyful holiday spirit to individuals and families who have returned to their homes by giving them a wonderful meal.

To ensure that JFS successfully meets the needs of community members throughout the holiday season, the agency is kicking off its annual Butterball Turkey Drive. JFS will be collecting monetary donations to purchase turkeys for members of our community.

Here are ways the community can help:

  1. Make a donation.A donation of $30 or more provides a family a Butterball turkey or Kosher turkey (upon request) plus the holiday trimmings.
  2. Donate 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 & sauce, and cereals.

    All food donations can be dropped off at JFS (see address below) or Sandra & Roy’s Boutique in Central Square Shopping Center, 199 New Rd., Linwood.

  3. Spread the word.  Reach out to your friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues and social media friends about this year’s JFS Turkey Drive and Food Pantry.

Need a turkey?JFS is here to put turkey on the table for individuals and families in the community. The JFS Food Pantry provides holiday meals to those in need. If you need a holiday turkey, please call 609-822-1108 and ask for an Intake representative.

To donate to the JFS Turkey Drive and feed a family in need, make a contribution onlineor 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.