The Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Northern NJ’s Corner Market kosher food pantry is an essential resource for the community. With hundreds of Northern New Jersey families still struggling to put food on their tables, the JFCS food pantry continues to be a place of refuge for the food-insecure. In order to meet the needs of the 700+ families who depend on the pantry, the organization depends on the generosity of community volunteers. Families, adults, children, businesses, schools, synagogues, girl scout troops, and bar/bat mitzvah children all have volunteered to lend a helping hand in the pantry.
JFCS recently hosted 80 students from Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, who collected dozens of boxes of kosher food and donated them to the Corner Market. The students stocked the shelves and got a look at how a food pantry operates. The students also donated art and school supplies, which they packed into bags that they decorated for local children in need. Students were able to participate in a fulfilling opportunity that taught them valuable lessons of chesed (kindness) and tzedakah (charity).
JFCS says that anyone can organize a food drive, come to the pantry, stock the shelves, and learn more about how the Corner Market helps people in need. For more information, go to JFCSNNJ.org.