Jewish Family Service (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities. JFS impacts thousands of lives throughout Atlantic & Cape May Counties each year.
What's NEW at JFS:
To continue to help combat hunger in the community, JFS is expanding its on-site Food Pantry based in Margate. For the past several years, an average of 2,000 people would utilize the pantry annually. Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, the JFS Pantry has distributed in excess of 50,000 pounds of food to more than 7,300 people throughout the county and the need for assistance continues to rise.
As JFS continues to meet the ever-growing needs of the community, we rely on donations from you, our Friends, to assure we can assist everyone who walks through our agency doors. We hope to be able to count on you for your support for JFS to achieve its $35,000 annual Friends fundraising goal.
The 8th Annual JFS & JCC Tournament Fore Charity tees off Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Harbor Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township. This unique partnership between both agencies raises critical funds to benefit essential community services. Registration is now open and sponsorship opportunities are available.
The Atlantic City Community Fund (ACCF), a component fund of the Community Foundation of South Jersey, presented JFS with a $5,000 grant to support the agency’s Food Pantry and Counseling Services for children, individuals and families in Atlantic City. The ACCF previously provided JFS with a $2,000 grant last July.
JFS has been awarded an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP competition grant of $72,139 to support volunteer efforts serving our Atlantic County agency. This is the sixth year receiving a generous grant in which the funds will assure that JFS staff and volunteers can continue to seamlessly provide essential services and programs for the region’s older adults.