Provided/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.

MARGATE – No one should go hungry. To combat food insecurity, ACME Markets Foundation awarded Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties 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,” JFS Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg said in a release. “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 more than 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 of 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 or Mary DeMarco at

Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.