The Wawa Foundation Selects Jewish Family Service to Receive $15000 Grant – InsiderNJ

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The Wawa Foundation Selects Jewish Family Service to Receive $15,000 Grant

Margate, NJ (May 19, 2021) The Wawa Foundation has awarded a $15,000 grant to JewishFamily Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS). The funds ensure JFS can continue tokeep its pantry shelves well-stocked to accommodate the influx of food requests fromindividuals and families in our region.

The Wawa Foundation continues to be a wonderful JFS partner through their charitablegiving which ultimately helps build stronger communities. They are committed to supportinghealthy living programs and leading hunger relief efforts, which are two significant focusesfor our agency, said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. This grant will help JFSsecure food staples soups, tuna, rice, cereal and more to provide to community residentsin need.

At JFS, weve seen first-hand the need for food and basic essentials escalate to levels neverexperienced. Since March of 2020, the JFS Pantry has distributed in excess of 61,300 poundsof food to more than 8,300 people including over 4,500 Meals on Wheels deliveries.

The Wawa Foundation is committed to building stronger communities in three focus areasof health, hunger and everyday heroes and we are proud to support Jewish Family Serviceas they work to relieve hunger in Atlantic & Cape May Counties, said Jay Culotta, The WawaFoundation. Were grateful to partners like JFS who are committed to serving ourcommunities in making sure families get the food and resources needed.

Currently, JFS is in the process of doubling its pantry size to accommodate the on-goingneed for assistance. The agency is offering exclusive opportunities for individuals, businessesand organizations to support the new pantry. From recognition on reusable grocery bags tobuilding signage and naming rights, there are a variety of ways, with prices ranging from$500 to $1,000,000, to support JFS in its evolution to assure no one goes hungry in ourcommunity. For more information about the JFS Pantry Naming Opportunities, contact BethJoseph at or 609.822.7409.

For more information on acquiring or donating food to the JFS Pantry, call Vanessa Smith at609.822.1108 x249 or Mary DeMarco at 609.822.1108 x512 or visit


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