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JFS Provides Thanksgiving Meals to Local Families

More than 610 bags of food were distributed to those in need.

Pictured from left to right: Margate Playgroups Plus Teacher Meaghan Wilde, JFS Board Member Adam Steinberg, and Playgroups Plus Owner Janet McCarron donated bags filled with stuffing, canned yams, vegetables, and more to support JFS’ annual Turkey Drive. With the community preschool assistance, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties was able to provide 610 Thanksgiving meals to those in need. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

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With generous support from the community, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) was able to provide more than 610 bags of food to residents in need to enjoy a traditional dinner on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Throughout October and November, JFS collected monetary donations and non-perishable food to provide a complete holiday meal to many in our area.

(Left to right): Margate Playgroups Plus Teacher Meaghan Wilde, JFS Board Member Adam Steinberg, and Playgroups Plus Owner Janet McCarron donated bags filled with stuffing, canned yams, vegetables, and more to support JFS’ annual Turkey Drive. With the community preschool assistance, Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties was able to provide 610 Thanksgiving meals to those in need. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

With contributions from community members as well as businesses, organizations, and groups including Berkshire Hathaway (Mark Arbeit & Co.), Board of Jewish Education, Casel’s Marketplace, CJ Adams Insurance, Coldwell Bank Argus Realty, Compass Real Estate, Fievel & Louise, Galloway Auto & Tire, Girl Scouts, JCC Swim Team, Jewish Community Center, Mainland Regional High School Cheerleaders, Margate Playgroups Plus, Margate School District, Marketplace Realty, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., OceanFirst Bank, Platinum Real Estate, Shirat Hayam, and Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty who hosted collections to help put a turkey and all of the trimmings on the table for many residents this Thanksgiving holiday.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. employees contributed a host of delicious non-perishable food to support the annual Turkey Drive at Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. The items helped JFS provide more than 610 complete Thanksgiving meals to area families. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

“At JFS, we were delighted by the outpouring of support provided by businesses, organizations, residents and so many others who donated to our annual turkey drive. Our agency was able to provide a meal to everyone who turned to us for assistance this holiday and JFS 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 at 607 North Jerome Avenue, Margate, NJ 08402

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 and LinkedIn.

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