JFCS Pantries Need Your Support

hunger Our three Betsy and Peter Fischer food pantries in Burlington and Camden Counties help to feed thousands of families in Southern New Jersey each year.   So far in the last 9 months, 4,069 individuals have received food from our food pantries. That number is up 17% from last year at this time, due in part to cuts in funding for Food Stamp benefits. The need for food continues to grow.”We work hard to provide more food for families with children, to fill the void that is created when school is out and subsidized programs are not available,” says JFCS Director of Volunteers, Andi Loew. “Can you imagine as a parent, making the choice between feeding a child a meal, or paying the rent? These difficult decisions are seen daily by JFCS clients. Unfortunately, hunger knows no bounds, and includes our neighbors, friends, and family. If we all pitch in, together, we can help these children and families.”

Our Betsy and Peter Fischer Food Pantries are in need of the following:

  • Cold and hot cereal, granola bars, cereal bars, oatmeal
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Soups
  • Jars of prepared tomato sauce
  • Pasta, noodles, spaghetti, macaroni (no need for lasagna noodles)
  • Canned fish: tuna, salmon, gefilte fish
  • Boxed milk, evaporated milk
  • Juice boxes, apple juice, tomato juice
  • Desserts: cookies, puddings, apple sauce
  • Snacks: pretzels, crackers, Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Personal care items: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, body soap/wash
  • Baby items: diapers, baby wipes, formula
  • Sugar-free items
  • Nutritional drinks, such as Ensure
  • Supermarket gift cards

*All products need to be kosher

For more information about donating to our food pantry, please  856-424-1333 or email volunteer@jfedsnj.org.

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About JFCS ADVOCATE

Samost JFCS is a non-profit social services agency located in Southern New Jersey. Our agency provides senior citizen support programs, special needs programs, food pantries, mobile food programs, Holocaust survivor support, mental health counseling, family assistance, domestic violence support, community outreach, and much more.

Posted on September 5, 2014, in Non Profit in South Jersey. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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