JFS Selected as Uber Community Impact Initiative Partner

JFS Selected as Uber Community Impact Initiative Partner

For many of us, getting from home to work, school or the doctor’s office is just another part of the day. But for those with mobility and mental health challenges, transportation can be an enormous barrier to stability—for a variety of reasons. At JFS, some of our clients cannot afford to take Metro transit or…

Thank you for helping the Polack Food Bank!

Thank you for helping the Polack Food Bank!

The 2019 JFS Community-Wide Food Drive and Food Sort is complete! Thank you to everyone who donated food during the month-long Food Drive and the 350 volunteers who donated time at the Food Sort! Together, our generous community donated, organized, boxed, and sorted over 2,000 bags of food for the Polack Food Bank. Food insecurity—which…

New Evening Food Bank Hours Remove Barriers

New Evening Food Bank Hours Remove Barriers

The JFS Polack Food Bank fills a critical need for many in our community. Open several days a week, it provides healthy food to thousands of households each year. But there are a few segments of the population the Food Bank hasn’t been able to fully serve–including working parents and college students. That will change…

High Holiday Season with JFS

High Holiday Season with JFS

Volunteer, learn and celebrate with Jewish Family Service during the High Holiday season! Join us for one or more activities. Information on registration can be found by following the links below. Rosh Hashanah Basket Making & Delivery Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Volunteer to help make holiday food baskets and deliver…

Eastside Food Bank Gets Roof Over Its Head Again

Eastside Food Bank Gets Roof Over Its Head Again

When the Bellevue church housing the monthly JFS Eastside Food Bank was damaged last year, JFS staff were forced to improvise. This meant moving the food bank to the church parking lot and temporarily serving clients out of the back of a van. Fortunately, after repairs to the church, the food bank is fully operational…

Celebrating New Americans on the Fourth of July

Celebrating New Americans on the Fourth of July

On the Fourth of July, JFS friends, board members, and staff gathered to welcome and celebrate over 500 new American citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Seattle Center. It’s become an annual JFS tradition.This year was extra special as two former clients of the JFS Refugee and Immigrant Services program became citizens. JFS Board Member…

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