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Jewish Family Service Goes Green With Custom Reusable Tote Bags

The multi-use bags are part of the statewide initiative to reduce waste and litter in the environment.

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties provides custom, reusable bags packed with fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, poultry, canned foods, snacks, and more to area residents in need. The JFS Food Pantry in Margate distributes an average of 100 bags each week to individuals and families in the region. For more information on the JFS Food Pantry, contact Vanessa Smith at vsmith@jfsatlantic.org. (Photo provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

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Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) goes green with pantry deliveries by providing clients with custom reusable tote bags filled with food and basic essentials.

The multi-use bags are part of the statewide initiative to reduce waste and litter in the environment.

“Protecting the environment in every facet is important. We are thankful for the business supporters who supplemented part of the cost to produce the JFS reusable tote bags which will be packed with hearty and nutritious food for residents in need,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. “By providing a multi-time use bag, JFS is proud to do their part to help reduce plastic pollution in the state and hopefully, strengthen the environment for future generations.”

On average, JFS distributes 100 bags of food and basic essentials each week to Atlantic County residents.

The bags are filled with fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, poultry, canned goods, snacks and more.

A special thanks to our reusable tote bag supporters – Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty, Geoscape Solar, Hafetz and Associates, and Horizon Foundation for New Jersey.

According to the New Jersey League of Conservation Votes, people in the state use 4.4 billion plastic bags annually.


The new law creates an effective and uniform sustainable policy for shoppers and business owners to help the environment.

For more information on the JFS Food Pantry, contact Vanessa Smith at 609.822.1108 x249 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 13,000 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 events and programs, visit JFS at jfsatlantic.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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