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)
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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.”
For more information on making food pantry donations or volunteer opportunities, please contact Vanessa Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary DeMarco at email@example.com.
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.
About ACME Markets
ACME Markets began in 1891 when two friends, Samuel Robinson and Robert Crawford, opened a small neighborhood grocery store in South Philadelphia, emphasizing quality products, low prices, and friendly service.
131 years later, ACME remains dedicated to providing a high-quality grocery experience that our customers have come to expect.
Today, ACME operates 161 stores, including 101 Sav-On Pharmacies at select locations, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland, employing over 18,000 associates.
In 2021 alone, along with the ACME Markets Foundation, ACME gave over $5 million in financial support and over 5 million pounds of food.
The company and its associates remain committed to the communities they serve.
For more information, visit www.acmemarkets.com.
ACME Markets is a part of the Mid-Atlantic Division of Albertsons Companies (NYSE: ACI). Locally great and nationally strong, Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale.