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…

Quality of Life for Older Adults

Quality of Life for Older Adults

Learn more about how Older Adult Services can help improve quality of life. Andrea* walked arm-in-arm with Yelena Mushkatina down the hallway toward the laundry room of her new senior housing. Andrea has washed clothes hundreds of times since her eyesight began to deteriorate in 2003. She is now legally blind. But having someone to…

Reasons to GiveBIG to JFS

Reasons to GiveBIG to JFS

Here’s just a sampling of reasons you should GiveBIG to JFS on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Because we want David to feel like part of the family, on holidays and every day. Because Jasmine and her son deserve to read bedtime stories in a home of their own. Because food insecurity is real in all…

JFS and H2R Partnership Is a “Blessing Times 10”

JFS and H2R Partnership Is a “Blessing Times 10”

Jasmine was only able to work part-time after a ruptured aneurysm resulted in brain surgery. A single-mother recently separated from her husband, Jasmine was also homeless. “I was a Section 8 recipient, but you needed money for a security deposit and move-in fees,” she said. “I didn’t have it.” With the support of the JFS…

Working Families, Grandparents Use the Food Bank

Working Families, Grandparents Use the Food Bank

Jasmin* is a grandma, and she loves it. She cares for her grandson during the day while his parents are at work. She comes to the Polack Food Bank to stretch her food stamp (SNAP) dollars. “We often see working families because of the rising costs of rent, utilities and food,” said Susan Rogel, Director…

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