Helping our neighbor, PRISM, as needs increase

Food Box Packing and DistributionWe are are continuing to provide extra support to our neighboring agency, PRISM, to supply it with volunteers that can help respond to the growing food needs in the community. PRISM has moved to a new model of distributing food in pre-packaged boxes from its parking[...]

JFCS volunteering update: May 2020

By Dana Shapiro • Community and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator & Intake Counselor Thanks to all those who attended our first ever virtual volunteer happy hour on April 23 in celebration of National Volunteer Week! We gathered together to thank our volunteers, hear updates from Judy H[...]

JFCS and PRISM’s leaders’ commentary on SNAP cuts published in Star Tribune

JFCS' Advocacy Committee works to raise awareness, further change, and/or advocate funding for mission-related issues that JFCS programs and services address. Food security is one of the committee's focus areas. In light of recent cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), JFCS C[...]

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 [...]

Introducing Community Services Director Amy Weiss

With its Community Services programs, JFCS looks for opportunities that help build and sustain well-being and meaningful connections, creating a stronger community. Through partnerships with PRISM Food Shelf and initiatives such as the Mental Health Education Conference and others, we aim to be a va[...]

JFCS moves into its new building in Golden Valley!

Monday, Feb. 26, was move-in day for JFCS! Staff spent the day unpacking boxes, setting up computers, hanging pictures and much more at the agency's new building in Golden Valley (5905 Golden Valley Rd) – JFCS' Next Century Home. The newly renovated building provides JFCS with a permanent home for[...]