JFS Encourages Summer Residents to Donate Remaining Food Surplus to Pantry

Posted on September 03, 2021

In shore communities, the end of the summer season occurs just beyond Labor Day when summer residents and visitors dip their toe in the ocean one more time, purchase a few souvenirs and clean out their cupboards. For those individuals and families who have a surplus of non-perishable food and prefer not to lug it back home, then Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties is the place for you.

At JFS, we will eagerly accept your non-perishable goods – peanut butter, jelly, tuna, soups, snacks and more – so we can stock our pantry shelves. For your convenience, you may drop-off food at the JFS Pantry Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm or simply deposit in the collection bin outside of the Margate office located at 607 North Jerome Avenue.

In 2020, JFS fed more than 7,335 people, including 2,487 children and 30 Holocaust Survivors, in our community. This year, JFS anticipates distributing more than 100,000 pounds of food to residents in need. To assure JFS can continue to help our neighbors, the agency recently tripled the size of its pantry and now offers fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry, meats, frozen foods, baby formula, diapers, wipes and more.

“JFS is committed to helping fight food insecurity by providing nutritious, healthy food options to those in need. By cleaning your cupboards and donating to the agency, JFS can continue to meet the exponential demand that has occurred since the pandemic began,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

For more information on the JFS Food Pantry, contact Vanessa Smith at vsmith@jfsatlantic.org or Mary DeMarco at mdemarco@jfsatlantic.org. For JFS Food Pantry investment opportunities, contact Beth Joseph at bjoseph@jfsatlantic.org.