Support the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

By Clare Gravon • Food Security Program Coordinator This month marks the Minnesota Foodshare March Campaign, which brings together community organizations, businesses, and faith communities to help stock nearly 300 food shelves statewide. It is the largest grassroots food and fund dri[...]

The hidden face of hunger

By Clare Gravon • Food Security Program Coordinator In my role as Food Security Program Coordinator at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, I spend most of my time in community settings talking to people about food resources – especially the Supplemental Nutrition [...]

29th Annual Benefit Video: Food and Basic Needs

JFCS held its 29th Annual Benefit on Saturday, Dec. 2. During the evening we showed this video, demonstrating how JFCS programs address basic needs and food security. These programs include Kosher Meals on Wheels, Emergency Financial Assistance, Jewish Free Loan Program, and assistance for qualifyin[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: July 2017

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Has there ever been a time when we have been more focused on food than we are right now? Everywhere we look it seems we are exposed to new foods, new programs, magazines and social media sites promoting food, new places to buy food, and so on and so on! Yet, for many of our friends, neighbors and lo[...]

PRISM seeks kid-friendly food donations for Summer Hunger campaign

JFCS is helping PRISM food shelf stock the Summer Snack Shack and let kids be kids over the summer!   Now that school is out for the summer, 7,000 children in PRISM's service area can no longer rely on the free-and-reduced meal programs provided through their school. Families that alread[...]

‘This Is Hunger’ traveling exhibit visits Twin Cities June 27-30

JFCS, Adath Jeshurun Congregation, and Jewish Family Service of St. Paul partner with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to bring must-see national exhibit featuring faces and stories of America’s hidden hungry  “This Is Hunger,” a national touring exhibit that will be in the Twin Ci[...]

Hunger in Our Midst

By Clare Gravon, JFCS Food Security Program Coordinator Sometimes a basic need such as having enough food to eat is the most pressing concern of the people we serve at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS). One in 10 Minnesotans is food insecure on a regular basis[...]