High Holiday Food Collections set for October

Rhona Fischer Family Assistance Building / Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantry

As part of our mission to bring help and hope to those in need, Jewish Family & Children’s Service works to alleviate hunger throughout the year. We work even harder during the High Holidays to ensure that South Jersey residents can find comfort in a warm meal. We rely on community donations to keep the shelves of our Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantry fully stocked—especially during the fall months, when donations tend to dwindle.

 JFCS will be holding several “drop and go” High Holiday food collections in October. A specific time has been set aside for each area synagogue and community organization. If you are not affiliated with one of these organizations or cannot come during your organization’s designated time, please feel free to make your donation during our Community Dropoff Day, October 20. The schedule of food drop offs is as follows:

  • Thursday, October 6: Adath Emanu-El, Congregation Beth Tikvah, Chabad in Medford, Chabad of Gloucester County, Temple Beth Sholom
  • Wednesday, October 12: Congregation Beth El, Nafshenu, Torah Links
  • Thursday, October 13: Congregation Sons of Israel, Kol Ami, Temple Har Zion
  • Wednesday, October 19: Chabad of Camden County, Kellman Brown Academy
  • Thursday, October 20: Community Dropoff Day

All food collections will take place from 10am – 1pm. If you can, please fill a few bags of groceries and drop them off at our Rhona Fischer Family Assistance Building / Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantry, located at 6 East Miami Avenue in Cherry Hill Some of our most-needed items include shelf-stable milk, hot and cold cereal, pancake mix, canned fish, peanut butter, jelly, rice, pasta, and baby items like formula, diapers, and baby food. For more information, please reach out to Deena Neuwirth at 856-477-1314 or dneuwirth@jfedsnj.org.