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3 Calls for Action to Fight Food Insecurity

In the heart of our vibrant community here in Rochester lies a struggle that affects thousands of families every day: food insecurity. Read more for three actionable steps you can take to combat food insecurity and build a more resilient community for all.

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On-Site Support & Programs

Many of JFS Rochester’s programs are provided on site throughout the Greater Rochester community including at partner schools, synogogues, the JCC, and two housing complexes that offer unique services for their residents.

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Kosher Food Delivery

The Brighton Food Cupboard ensures Jewish community members in need of food assistance have access to Kosher options for both their regular grocery deliveries from BFC and as part of the Holiday Basket Program

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The Holiday Basket Program at JFS

Every year JFS Rochster distributes hundreds of holiday baskets for all major Jewish holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter, ensuring all in our community has support during multiple holiday seasons

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Rochester Highlands

JFS Rochester delivers holistic programming and resource connections to residents at The Rochester Highlands, a local affordable housing complex. Programming for residents includes care management, nursing services, educational workshops, health and wellness offerings, and child-focused activities.

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JFS Aging Care Management

JFS Rochester care managers are committed to providing excellent service delivery and care coordination that maintains the dignity and achieves the goals of the older adults we serve.

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Emergency Financial Assistance

Emergency Financial Assistance JFS Rochester recognizes that unexpected financial emergencies can happen to anyone at any time, and they can have a major impact on one’s ability to make ends meet.

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Pencils & Paper

The Pencils & Paper Program at JFS Rochester serves the educational and creative needs of children in the greater Rochester area by providing free school supplies to teachers in high need schools.

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Brighton Food Cupboard

The Brighton Food Cupboard at JFS helps reduce and prevent hunger and food insecurity for people living in Brighton and surrounding communities. Weekly food deliveries, including Kosher, vegetarian, and gluten free options, are made directly to individuals and families.

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