#JFSFeedsFamilies : Support Turkey Drive

Posted on October 08, 2014

Jewish Family Service is dedicated to providing a Thanksgiving or holiday meal to anyone in need. Whether it is a friend, family member or neighbor, most locals know at least one person who has been directly affected by the recent casino closures. While the holidays are a joyous time, many will find it difficult to put a holiday meal on the table. Through its annual Holiday Turkey Drive, JFS provides community members with food throughout the season.

Here are ways the community can help:

  1. Donate A Meal – A donation of $30 (or more) provides a family with a Butterball or Kosher turkey (upon request) plus the holiday trimmings.
  2. Fill a Bag – Each meal JFS provides is complete with a variety of side dishes. Fill a bag with one of each of the following:
    • macaroni and cheese
    • stuffing
    • mashed potatoes
    • gravy
    • cranberry sauce
    • string beans
    • corn
    • yams
    • Along with each bag, a $20 donation allows the family to purchase a turkey to complete the meal. Gift cards to grocery stores are also welcome.
  3. Support Food Drive – JFS will be having a food drive at the ACME in Somers Point on November 13th from 10 am - 2 pm where shoppers can purchase Thanksgiving essentials to help feed families.

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

To feed a family in need, donations can be mailed directly to JFS at 607 North Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402 or made online. If you have a question regarding the JFS Food Pantry or how you can assist, please contact Leigh Turner at lturner@jfsatlantic.org.