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hpWouldn’t it be wonderful if we were able to end hunger in our community, one day that may be possible but not without your help!

Jewish Family Services’ annual Feinstein Challenge food and fund drive began Friday, March 1st and we are at 10% of our 30,000 meal goal.

We need your help! For every dollar donated to JFS we can purchase $6 worth of food to distribute to those in need through our Pearlman Food Pantry. Food donations (such as peanut butter, cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta and other non-perishable food items) can be dropped off at JFS’ office at 2100 Lee Road in Winter Park through April 30th. Please contact us at (407) 644-7593 if you are interested in helping us reach our goal of collecting 30,000 meals to feed hungry families in our community.

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If you have helped in the past than Thank you and we appreciate you participating again this year, if you have not participated in the past than thank you for joining us in our quest to end hunger in Central Florida!

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Have you ever been hungry… not known where your next meal was coming from…or how you were going to feed your children? What a tough situation to be in – to have to put your children to bed with empty bellies.

Hunger is a very large problem in Central Florida. 17% of the population of the state of Florida has food insecurities – that’s nearly 1 in 5 people!

At Jewish Family Services we are doing what we can to alleviate hunger.  But we need your help! We are getting ready for the annual Feinstein Challenge – our biggest food drive of the year. The campaign runs from March 1st through April 30th. This is a nation-wide event and community participation is essential. Please let us know if you can help by doing a food drive, or just bringing in some food items to our pantries. Next time you’re at Publix or Winn-Dixie and they have a Buy-One-Get-One, pick up one for yourself and one for someone in need.  Or when Albertson’s has the 10 items for $10, buy a couple for yourself and donate the rest to help stock JFS’ pantries.

If you are interested in doing a food drive and don’t know how to start, please visit our website www.jfsorlando.org and follow the link on how to run a food drive.

There is plenty of food to go around – we just need to make sure that everyone has access to this food. Hunger does not need to be a problem in this country. Help be part of the solution.

 

 

 

 

Adrienne Cooperman
JFS Emergency Services Program Manager

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