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…

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…

The Possibility of Healing and Joy

The Possibility of Healing and Joy

The Jewish community recently marked a sad day on the Jewish calendar called Tisha B’Av.  It’s a day of mourning for the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem, first in 586 BCE by the Babylonians and then again in 70 CE by the Romans, as well as other Jewish tragedies throughout history.  Jewish tradition…

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…

Veteran, Student, Food Bank Client and Volunteer

Veteran, Student, Food Bank Client and Volunteer

Meet Tiffany, a veteran who both uses and volunteers with the JFS-sponsored food pantry for student veterans at Seattle Central College. I like to say I’m a rare bird, but I’m not a unicorn. I am a single mother with three children who filed for divorce when I was in basic training. I got married…

H2R and JFS Help People Take the Step to Stable Housing

H2R and JFS Help People Take the Step to Stable Housing

H2R is here for families like John* and Mae*. John lost his longtime job and steady paycheck. His wife, Mae, is physically unable to work and receives disability benefits. After losing his job, John took employment when he could, but wasn’t able to find the same level of pay. The drastic loss in income finally…

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