Community-Food Bank Partnerships

Community-Food Bank Partnerships

Did you know that approximately 20 percent of the items found in the Polack Food Bank come from community-food bank partnerships? These donations from local businesses are specialty products. They are considered non-necessity items and would not make the Food Bank budget. But they are extremely important to the individuals and families who rely on…

Give 2, Provide 10 for the JFS Food Drive

Give 2, Provide 10 for the JFS Food Drive

JFS has some unconventional math for this year’s Food Drive. And it’s 1 + 1 = 10. Because each month, two bags of food equal about 10 meals for every household that visits the Polack Food Bank. That’s why this year, JFS is asking participants to Give 2. If you are able, please consider donating…

Eastside Food Bank Counts on Kids

Eastside Food Bank Counts on Kids

When you hear the words “food bank,” you likely see an assortment of canned goods being handed out with little fanfare. Perhaps you envision what the patrons or volunteers look like. No matter what your preconceived notions are, I wonder if you’ve imagined a “food bank” quite like the JFS Eastside Food Bank (ESFB). In…

Legacy Giving Is About Values

Legacy Giving Is About Values

Susie Eastern has always been in the people business, so it’s no wonder she was drawn to volunteering with Jewish Family Service. A University of Washington alumna who grew up in Portland, Susie is an executive recruiter who is passionate about helping people achieve their career goals. After more than two decades with the same…

The Learning Community: Above and Beyond

The Learning Community: Above and Beyond

JFS staffers serve their clients day in and day out, and they are also constantly adding to their own professional development and education. Here are some stand-out recent accomplishments from across the agency. RISC Employment Specialist Mohammed Al Juboori was recently selected as a Refugee Advisory Council (RAC) member by Washington State’s Office of Refugee…

We No Longer Have the Luxury to Simply Remember

We No Longer Have the Luxury to Simply Remember

At this time of unimaginable and all too familiar sadness and horror, we no longer have the luxury of simply remembering the victims. We no longer have the privilege to send only thoughts to the loved ones. We no longer have the freedom to catch our breath and thank God that even more mothers, fathers,…

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