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Donations sustain the Food Pantry in Elizabeth

From left, Mark Ginsberg, with Peter and Harris Till in front of two storage units filled with donations to the Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey. Photo by Zito Partners
From left, Mark Ginsberg, with Peter and Harris Till in front of two storage units filled with donations to the Food Pantry at Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey. Photo by Zito Partners

PETER TILL and son Harrison Till made significant contributions to the Food Pantry at the Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) in Elizabeth. Under increasing pressure to feed more families of all denominations, the Pantry — recently renovated by Mark Ginsberg of Garden Homes — no longer had the space to store the necessary food.

So the Tills stepped in and rented two large storage units and solicited donations from contacts in the food industry such as Kedem Food Products based in Bayonne.

“This organization has remained the calm in the storm,” said lawyer Peter Till, about JFSCNJ. “During this pandemic, demand on the food pantry has grown by tenfold. It is an honor and an obligation to help.” Till is a former JFS dinner honoree. His son Harrison is a wealth manager at Integrated Partners.

“It’s people in our community like Peter and Harrison Till and Mark Ginsberg who help us provide the support we have committed to those who so desperately need our help,” said Elie Bodner, director of community engagement at JFSCNJ. 

JFSCNJ Executive Director Tom Beck praised the help of corporations and volunteers. He added, “Our response to Covid-19 has truly been one of serving a community in need.” 

Contact JFSCNJ at 908-352-8375 for assistance. To donate, visit jfscentralnj.org/donate and to volunteer, email volunteer@jfscentralnj.org.

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