MARGATE – Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties goes green for 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,” JFS Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg said. “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. 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. The Law Offices of Melissa Rosenblum, Soleil Sotheby’s International Realty, Geoscape Solar, Hafetz and Associates, and Horizon Foundation for New Jersey funded the purchase of tote bags.
According to the New Jersey League of Conservation Votes, people in the state use 4.4 billion plastic bags annually. New Jersey’s plastic reduction new law, going into effect on May 4, creates an effective and uniform policy for shoppers and business owners to help the environment.
For more information about the JFS Food Pantry, contact Vanessa Smith at 609-822-1108, ext.249 or visit jfsatlantic.org.