JFS Receives $30,000 Nourishing Neighbors Grant from ACME Markets Foundation
Posted on September 12, 2022
No one should go hungry. To combat food insecurity, ACME Markets Foundation awarded Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) a $30,000 Nourishing Neighbors Federal Meals Grant. The funding aims to connect qualified individuals with existing federal meal programs such as SNAP, WIC, P-EBT and free or reduced school nutrition programs.
“ACME Markets and its Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors program has been a dedicated supporter of the JFS Pantry and its Nutrition Services,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to partner with this community-minded foundation to address and mitigate hunger issues in the community.”
In 2021, the JFS Food Pantry distributed more than 100,000 pounds of food and basic essentials to over 8,600 individuals and families, including 3,402 children, and delivered 3,045 Kosher ready-to-eat meals to seniors.
“We’re always looking for the best ways to fight hunger in the communities we serve. By partnering with top-notch organizations like Jewish Family Service, we know we can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are facing food insecurity issues,” said Dana Ward, ACME Markets Foundation. “We appreciate the work of JFS to help qualifying individuals in our neighborhoods connect with existing federal meal programs.”
Jewish Family Service staff member Linda Kaplan labels non-perishable food bags which will be delivered to community residents. The JFS Pantry provides an array of products to individuals and families in need. With the ACME Markets Foundation $30,000 Nourishing Neighbors grant, JFS is able to keep pantry shelves stocked with hearty and healthy foods. (Photograph courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)