Jewish Family & Career Services (JFCS) held its third annual Pizza for the Pantry on Sunday, August 23 at Wick’s Pizza Goose Creek. The fundraiser benefits the Sonny & Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund. “The event brings the community together in an enjoyable setting to do good while having fun,” said Janet Meyer.
Nearly 400 tickets were sold and Temple Shalom was a sponsoring contributor. Tip jars on each table also yielded more than $200 and many bags of canned goods were collected that day.
Thirty members of the JFCS Food Pantry Committee volunteered to sell tickets and assisted at the event day by turning the tables and pouring drinks. They were Susan and Ray Allen, Nancy Blodgett, Frankie Bloom, Brenda Bush, Dara and Michael Cohen, Barry Friedson, Shirley Geer, Carole and Larry Goldberg, Linda and Steve Goodman, Sue Goodman, Harold Gordon, Marcia Gordon, Sheilah Miles, Louise Miller, Solange Minstein, Patsy O’Brien, Tom and Jerri Passo, Tami Penner, Jane Shapiro, Carole Snyder, Heddy Teitel, Sara Yamin and Dorrie Zimmerman and Justin Horn, “JFCS is very appreciative of the community support for the event,” added Judy Freundlich Tiell, Executive Director. The food pantry is utilized by more than 130 people each month, and funds raised and food collected make a big impact.”