End of the Season Clean Your Cupboards: Summer Residents Can Donate Remaining Food Surplus to JFS

Posted on August 17, 2022

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 foods, basic essentials and baby products and prefer not to lug them back home, then Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties is the place for you.

At JFS, we will eagerly accept canned and boxed goods – peanut butter, jelly, cereal, tuna, soups, snacks and more – so we can continue to keep the pantry shelves stocked. For your convenience, you may drop-off food at the JFS Pantry, located at 607 North Jerome Avenue in Margate, Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.

In 2021, JFS distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food which fed more than 7,335 people, including 2,487 children and 25 Holocaust survivors, in our community. With its expanded pantry, JFS continues to provide those in need with non-perishable foods as well as fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry, meats, frozen products, and more.

“JFS is committed to helping fight food insecurity by providing nutritious, healthy food options to residents in need. By emptying your cupboards at summer’s end and donating to the agency, JFS can continue to meet the increased demand that continues today,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

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


Jewish Family Service Volunteer Mavis Gillies helps stock and organize non-perishable goods in the food pantry. The agency provides an array of canned and boxed foods as well as fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry, meats, frozen products and more to individuals and families in need. (Photograph provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)