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Jewish Family Service Scores More Than 400 Cans of Soup

‘Soup’er Bowl fundraiser helps stock pantry.

Pictured from left to right: Thomas Moller and Jim Brambilla of Mutual of America delivered 60 cans of hearty soup as part of the ‘Soup’er Bowl fundraiser at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties.

The gentlemen also provided three boxes of plastic gloves, masks and sanitizer. The soup will be distributed to individuals and families in need and the safety products will be utilized by staff and volunteers.

For residents in need of food, the JFS Pantry, located in Margate, is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

Margate, NJ — The Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) ‘Soup’er Bowl fundraiser scored the highest total of the ‘big game’ collecting more than 400 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 a hot and filling meal during the winter months.

“By hosting our first ‘Soup’er Bowl, JFS was able to collect hundreds of canned soups filled with chicken, meats and vegetables,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to the residents and businesses who contributed to this fundraiser which will help people who are experiencing food insecurity in our community,” she added.

During the two-week collection, numerous individuals and businesses including Galloway Auto & Tire Center and Mutual of America as well as members of the Margate Homeowners Association dropped off a variety of soups to stock the agency pantry.

To date, the JFS Pantry has distributed in excess of 50,000 pounds of food to people throughout the county and the need for assistance continues to rise. Donations of non-perishable foods – tuna, cereal, pasta, rice, vegetables, mac-n-cheese, snacks and more as well as basic essentials and baby products are accepted at the JFS office, located at 607 North Jerome Avenue in Margate.

The agency is open Monday through Wednesday from 8am to 8pm; and Thursday and Friday from 8am to 5pm. Or, donations may be dropped-off at the Pleasantville Police Department, Galloway Police Department, Linwood City Hall and Ventnor City Hall.

Financial contributions are greatly appreciated. Contact Susan Kotzen at 609.822.1108 x218 or skotzen@jfsatlantic.org to make a donation.

For those in need of emergency food, the JFS Food Pantry is open to Atlantic County residents Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm daily.

Drive-through or walk-up options are available for the health and safety of recipients, staff and volunteers.

For information about JFS programs and services, contact 609.822.1108 or visit jfsatlantic.org.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors and vital communities.

With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services and also hosts an on-site food pantry. The agency impacts 8,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.

JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life.

In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age or background.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with JFS events and programs, visit www.jfsatlantic.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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