MANNA at the Shore Makes $1,800 Donation to JFS

Posted on July 20, 2020

MANNA at the Shore made a generous donation of $1,800 to fund the Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties Food Pantry. The contribution will assure the pantry remains well-stocked with non-perishable products to assist those in need in our community.

“This charitable contribution from MANNA at the Shore truly reflects how non-profits work cohesively with a singular commitment – to help our neighbors in need,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

MANNA at the Shore, developed as a Social Action Project of Beth Israel in Northfield, is comprised entirely of volunteers. Prior to the pandemic, they prepared and delivered nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses.

(Left to right): JFS Board President Johanna Perskie, JFS Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg and MANNA at the Shore Board Member Sherry Hoffman stand in the JFS Food Pantry after accepting an $1,800 donation from the MANNA organization.

“MANNA at the Shore volunteers prepare 2,000 meals each month, but due to COVID-19, our kitchen remains temporarily closed until it is fully safe to resume production. To continue to serve our community, we decided to donate funds to organizations like the JFS Food Pantry that distributes food to those who need it. We are all one family, and when we can't work separately, we pull together to help wherever we can,” said Sherry Hoffman, MANNA at the Shore Board Member.

Since mid-March, the JFS Food Pantry has experienced a 79% increase in distribution to residents throughout Atlantic County. For families and individuals in need of non-perishable food and baby products, the JFS Food Pantry, located at 607 North Jerome Avenue in Margate, is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm.

For more information on JFS programs and services, contact the JFS Access Center at 609.822.1108, x1. To make a secure, on-line donation, visit