The Holiday Basket Program at JFS Rochester is a long-standing tradition that brings joy and support to individuals and families in our community. With distributions for all major Jewish holidays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, this program helps ensure that everyone in our community has access to food and basic necessities during the holiday seasons. Each basket is thoughtfully prepared and unique for each holiday. In addition to providing practical support, the Holiday Basket Program also promotes a sense of community and belonging during times when people may feel particularly isolated or alone.
JFS Rochester’s Holiday Basket Program is made possible through the generous support of community members, volunteers, and partner organizations. Volunteers help with everything from collecting donations and packing baskets to making deliveries, ensuring that the program runs smoothly and efficiently. The impact of the Holiday Basket Program goes far beyond the baskets themselves, providing a tangible expression of care and compassion for those in need. Whether someone is experiencing financial hardship, living alone, or struggling with health issues, the Holiday Basket Program at JFS serves as a reminder that they are valued and supported by their community.