JFS Scores More Than 300 Cans of Soup - ‘Soup’er Bowl Collection Helps Stock Pantry
Posted on February 27, 2023
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) ‘Soup’er Bowl campaign topped the high score of the ‘big game’ by collecting more than 300 cans of soup. To help combat hunger in the community, the hearty soups will be distributed to individuals and families in need to assure they have hot and filling meals throughout the year.
“This was JFS’ third ‘Soup’er Bowl collection and we are thankful to the residents and businesses who donated hundreds of canned soups filled with chicken, meat and vegetables,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. “With food insecurity still prevalent in the region, JFS is grateful to be able to assist people right here in the community.”
In 2022, the JFS Food Pantry distributed more than 60,000 pounds of food to over 8,825 Atlantic County residents, including 3,220 children. In addition, JFS provided 2,652 Kosher Meals on Wheels to older adults and homebound seniors. With the need for food and basic necessities continuing to escalate, JFS has become a ‘go-to’ pantry for local residents.
For those in need of food, the JFS Food Pantry, located at 607 North Jerome Avenue in Margate, is open to Atlantic County residents Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. Donations of non-perishable foods including tuna, cereal, pasta, rice, vegetables, mac-n-cheese, snacks and more as well as basic essentials and baby products are accepted at the JFS Margate office, Monday through Wednesday from 8am to 8pm, and Thursday and Friday from 8am to 5pm.
(Left to right): Gisell Mason and Courtney Peters of TD Bank in Atlantic City delivered more than 80 cans and packages of hearty soups as part of the ‘Soup’er Bowl collection at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. The soup will be distributed to people in need in the community. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)