Meet Janis & Robert
JFS provides a lifeline to individual and families in crisis, providing emergency funds in times of need. Along with the Jacobson Family Food Pantry, those in our community who are food insecure were provided with twice-monthly food packages.
Janis and Robert, parents of two young children, began receiving food from the Jacobson Family Food Pantry shortly after they both lost their jobs due to Covid-19 shut downs. When they learned that they would have the ability to receive fresh cheese and eggs in addition to the non-perishables that are offered, they were thrilled.
Janis said, "The food choices that the Jacobson Family Food Pantry provides for my family have been such a blessing for us as we navigate these tough financial times. Every time I go to the pantry, I pick up a dozen eggs and a different flavor cheese. These fresh proteins have been so important for the health and well-being of our family. I don't know what we would do without the assistance from the Jacobson Family Food Pantry and Ruth & Norman Rales JFS."
A total of over $433,000 in non-COVID-related emergency financial assistance was provided this year.
Over 200 Jacobson Family Food Pantry Food Drives were held throughout the year.
Over 210,000 pounds of food was distributed through the Jacobson Family Food Pantry.
About Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS)
Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services (JFS) provides help, hope and humanity through a comprehensive range of programs and services which support people of all ages and beliefs. With locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, JFS programs and services include food & financial assistance, senior services, counseling & mental health services, career & employment services, family & children’s services and many volunteer opportunities. Funding is provided by private and corporate support, grants, special events and individuals who reach thousands in need each year.
For more information about JFS’ services, please visit ralesjfs.org, call 561-852-3333, or send email to email@example.com