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Pizza event raises $6,500 for Food Pantry

Wick’s Pizza at Goose Creek was abuzz August 11 from 12-2 p.m. with lots of JFCS volunteer workers and hungry pizza lovers who participated in Pizza for the Pantry, a fundraiser to benefit the JFCS Sonny and Janet Meyer Family Food Pantry Fund.

Now in its second year, this family-friendly event brought out lots of parents and grandparents with children who loaded up with plates of cheese and veggie pizzas. Loyal volunteers took tickets, seated guests, cleared tables and poured drink refills. Sara Yamin provided a thank you gift of homemade chocolate chip cookies to everyone leaving the event.

At the end of the day, a nearly $6,500, a new record for the event, was raised through ticket sales, matching funds from JFCS board member Bonnie Bizer, and donations from Temple Shalom and Wick’s.

These funds will be used to help clients get emergency food, Kroger gift cards and cleaning supplies when they are in need. The JFCS Food Pantry provides food and supplies to 135 individuals on a monthly basis. Annually, 80,000 pounds of food is distributed to families in need.

Volunteer Coordinator, Kim Toebbe, and the JFCS Food Pantry Committee helped to make this event run smoothly. Volunteers included Susan Allen, Bonnie Bizer, Ann Leah Blieden, Nancy Blodgett, Frankie Bloom, Dara Cohen, Melanie Fadel, Michael Friedman, Shirley Geer, Jan Glaubinger and Carole Goldberg.

Also, Linda Goodman, Sue Goodman, Marcia Gordon, Judy Haliday, Bob Hundley, Diane Joels, Lori Joels, Suzie Joels, Selma Kaplin, Lois Marcus, Janet Meyer, Sonny Meyer, Eileen Renco, Emily Renco, Sheilah Abramson-Miles, Tami Penner, Jane Shapiro, Carole Snyder, Karen Waldman, Rhonda Welenken, Sara Yamin and Dorrie Zimmerman.

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