It’s time for the fourth annual Pizza for the Pantry on August 21 at Wick’s Pizza Goose Creek from 12-2 p.m. The fundraiser benefits the JFCS 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. Adath Jeshurun is a sponsoring contributor.
The JFCS Food Pantry provides supplemental food monthly for more than 140 adults and children. The Meyer’s have been supporters of the food pantry for many years, often supplying turkeys for Thanksgiving. When they endowed this fund, it was to ensure that no Jewish family would ever go hungry.
In addition, they recruited family and friends to get involved, and today, more than 40 dedicated volunteers keep the food pantry stocked and organized and plan and execute fundraising events like Pizza for the Pantry, and Jazz and Jewelry.
Tickets to the event are $7 in advance; $8 at the door; $5 for ages 5-12, and children 3 and under eat free. Tickets to the event can be purchased through the food pantry volunteers and at the JFCS offices in the Louis & Lee Roth Family Center, 2821 Klempner Way. Attendees also are encouraged to bring canned goods for the pantry.
This year the committee is putting together a number of gift baskets that will be raffled throughout the event. Raffle tickets can be purchased pre-event at JFCS and at Wick’s the day of the event for $2 each or three for $5.