A New Jersey trial lawyer and son rented two large storage units for the food pantry at Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey in Elizabeth to ensure it can keep up with the increasing demand it has experienced due to COVID-19.
Peter Till, of the Law Offices of Peter W. Till in Springfield, and Harrison Till, a wealth manager with Integrated Partners, found out that the food pantry was running out of space to store food.
“We have had a dramatic increase in the number of families needing support and we needed a solution,” said Director of Community Engagement at Jewish Family Service Elie Bodner in a statement. “Our mission is to provide vital health and social services to the community. The pandemic has put a strain on our resources.”
The Tills have another large storage unit ready if it’s needed, and say they “will go on from there,” according to Peter Till.
The father-son duo also reached out to manufacturers, including Kedem Food Products in Bayonne, for donations.
“Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey has supported those in need without preference of race, religion or nationality. During this pandemic, demand on the food pantry has grown tenfold. It is an honor and an obligation to help,” Till said in a statement.