JFS Annual Turkey Drive: Agency Able to Provide 670 Meals Throughout the Holiday Season

Posted on November 29, 2022

With generous support from the community, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) was once again able to provide traditional Thanksgiving dinners to residents in need. Throughout October and November, JFS collected monetary donations and non-perishable food which affords our agency the opportunity to provide 670 meals throughout the holidays to families in the region.

With contributions from community members as well as businesses, organizations and groups including: Berkshire Hathaway, Board of Jewish Education, Casel’s Marketplace, Coldwell Bank Argus Realty, Compass Real Estate, Eugene A. Tighe Middle School, Fox Rothschild, Galloway Auto & Tire Center, Girl Scouts, JCC Preschool, Margate Homeowners Association, Margate Playgroups Plus, Marketplace Realty, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., OceanFirst Bank, Platinum Real Estate, Shirat Hayam, Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty, and the William H. Ross III School who hosted collections to help put a turkey and all of the trimmings on the table for many residents this Thanksgiving holiday.

“At JFS, we continue to be thankful for the tremendous support provided by businesses, organizations, residents and so many others who donate to our annual turkey drive. JFS was committed to provide a hearty Thanksgiving meal to everyone who turned to us for assistance and our agency continues to be there for those in need throughout the year,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

For information on the JFS Food Pantry, contact Vanessa Smith at vsmith@jfsatlantic.org or Mary DeMarco at mdemarco@jfsatlantic.org. Donations are accepted throughout the year at jfsatlantic.org or by sending a check to JFS, 607 North Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402.

Four Photographs Attached

Photograph #1 – Galloway Auto & Tire Center Owner Jason Conway, pictured with his dog Selena, worked with ShopRite of Galloway as well as friends and customers to collect complete dinners for more than 100 families. The annual Turkey Drive allowed JFS to provide meals to residents this holiday season. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

Photograph #2 – Margate Playgroups Plus children helped carry bags filled with stuffing, canned yams, vegetables and more to support the Jewish Family Service annual Turkey Drive. With the community preschool assistance, JFS was able to provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

Photograph #3(Left to right): Margate Homeowners Association members David Grossman, John Pitts, Marc Alch, and Calvin Tesler hosted a food collection outside Casel’s Marketplace to support the JFS Turkey Drive and to stock the agency’s food pantry. The items helped JFS provide complete Thanksgiving meals to area families. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

Photograph #4(Left to right): Kimberly Maiorani of OceanFirst Bank in Linwood provided JFS Volunteers Services Supervisor Vanessa Smith with more than 30 bags of food to support the agency’s Thanksgiving Turkey Drive. This year, JFS distributed holiday meals to residents in need in the community. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)