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JFS Expands Food Pantry, Adding Refrigerated & Frozen Offerings

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.

JFS Friends Campaign: Residents Need Your Support

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.

JFS Awarded $5,000 Grant from The Atlantic City Community Fund

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.

Save the Date! Golf Tournament Returns to Harbor Pines on May 27

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.

AmeriCorps Grant Supports Agency’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program

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.

Souper Bowl Food Drive Scores 400+ Cans of Soup for Pantry

The JFS ‘Soup’er Bowl fundraiser scored the highest total of the ‘big game’ collecting more than 400 cans of soup. To help combat hunger in the community, the hearty soups will be distributed to individuals and families in need to assure they have a hot and filling meal during the winter months.

Village by the Shore: March Virtual Programs

Get out your calendar and jot down these 10 interactive, entertaining and informative virtual programs and activities in March, offered through JFS Village by the Shore. Plan to invite your friends, family and neighbors to participate while continuing to socialize safely at home.

JFS Flamingo Fundraiser Brings Smiles During the Winter Blues

As the unique blue flamingo migration comes to an end, 77 residential homes throughout Atlantic County were flocked as part of the agency's Flocking fundraiser. The two-month program, which raised nearly $9,000, showcased these vibrantly colored birds adorning lawns and porches throughout the region. The proceeds support JFS’ commitment to helping children, families and seniors in the community.

Shirat Hayam Caring Committee Hosts ‘Fill a Handbag’ and Food Drive to Benefit JFS

As many businesses and organizations strive to develop creative ways to fundraise in the current environment, The Caring Committee of Shirat Hayam in Ventnor initiated ‘Fill a Handbag’ and Food Drive campaigns to support JFS.

JFS Partners with Jewish Federation Community Foundation and KAVOD SHEF

Within Atlantic County, there are 33 Holocaust Survivors who rely on JFS for assistance and support which includes care coordination, grocery pick-up and delivery, transportation to medical appointments, help with Claims Conference paperwork, virtual socialization programs and more. JFS is committed to immeasurably adding to the quality of life of Holocaust Survivors in our region.

Offices Closed January 18 for MLK Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, JFS will be closed Monday, January 18. To honor Dr. King's legacy, the agency encourages others to use this day of service to make a commitment to helping those in their communities. For more information about JFS volunteer opportunities, please contact (609) 822-1108 x249.

JFS ‘Soup’er Bowl Fundraiser Hopes to ‘Score’ 550 Cans of Soup

While millions of sports enthusiasts will watch the 55th annual ‘big game’ on television, JFS is hosting its own ‘Soup’er Bowl to combat hunger in our community. The agency hopes to collect 550 cans of hearty soups (including meats and vegetables) to assure community members have a hot and filling meal during the cold winter months.

JFS Currents - Winter Newsletter Available Now

Stay up-to-date with everything happening at JFS, including the agency's partnership with the ACPD, the formation of an anti-racism committee, and updates on fundraising events.

Rymax Continues their Support of JFS, Contributing Hundreds of Pounds of Food

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties received a donation of an abundance of non-perishable foods, basic essentials and cleaning supplies from Rymax, a loyalty marketing and rewards provider based in Pine Brook, New Jersey. Their generosity assures the JFS Food Pantry can continue to meet the increased demand perpetuated by the current economic environment.

Village by the Shore Programs in January

Kick-off the new year with 11 interactive and entertaining virtual programs and activities in January offered through Village by the Shore. Plan to invite your friends, family and neighbors to participate while continuing to socialize safely at home.

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