Help fight hunger on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Unleash that greatness by supporting your neighbors in need on January 15!

Food insecurity exists in every corner of our South Jersey community – from the poorest neighborhoods to the most affluent. Parents skip meals in order to make sure their children have enough to eat. Seniors must decide between buying medicine or food, while college students are forced to choose between their education and food. These painful scenarios are the stark reality for too many of our South Jersey neighbors.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is committed to fighting hunger throughout the year. Last year, the agency’s Betsy & Peter Fischer Food Pantry distributed 14,518 bags of food weighing 145,186 pounds to help nourish community members of every age, faith, and background. On Monday, January 15, JFCS will hold its annual MLK Day Food Drive – a meaningful way to honor the legacy of Dr. King, who devoted his life to the service of others. From 10am to 1pm, JFCS will be accepting “drop & go” food donations at the Rhona Fischer Family Assistance Building, located at 6 East Miami Avenue in Cherry Hill. Most-needed Kosher items include pasta, rice, peanut butter, jelly, canned fish, canned tomato products, hot and cold cereal, shelf-stable milk, soups, juice, and snacks.

Together, we can make a difference!