JFS Hosts Annual Turkey Drive

Posted on October 27, 2016

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Jewish Family Service is holding its annual Holiday Turkey Drive to provide families with turkeys and trimmings throughout the season. While the holidays are a joyous time, many will find it difficult to put a holiday meal on the table. Last year, JFS was able to provide meals to hundreds of local families and hopes to feed even more this year.

 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.      Host a Drive – Are you a business, organization, community group, school, etc. that wants to give back to the community? Host your own drive to benefit the JFS Turkey Drive and feed local families in need.

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 Ave., Margate, NJ 08402 or made online. If you are a business, school, organization, etc. and would like to host a Turkey Drive collection, please contact Beth Joseph at 609-822-7409 or bjoseph@jfsatlantic.org.