From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: June 2021

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Throughout the pandemic, many folks in our community have struggled with food security. Having children home all day, every day, rather than in school, can stress tight family food budgets – especially when the goal is to provide healthy, nutritious food to promote long-term health. Many of our c[...]

Helping our neighbor, PRISM, as needs increase

Food Box Packing and DistributionWe are are continuing to provide extra support to our neighboring agency, PRISM, to supply it with volunteers that can help respond to the growing food needs in the community. PRISM has moved to a new model of distributing food in pre-packaged boxes from its parking[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: June 2019

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Pay attention to the less observed side of summer   It’s finally beginning to genuinely feel like summer around here. When I drive to work in the morning, I’m dodging kids on bicycles instead of orange school buses. The chatter around the water cooler is baseball, instead of teeth-chatt[...]

Introducing Community Services Director Amy Weiss

With its Community Services programs, JFCS looks for opportunities that help build and sustain well-being and meaningful connections, creating a stronger community. Through partnerships with PRISM Food Shelf and initiatives such as the Mental Health Education Conference and others, we aim to be a va[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: July 2017

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Has there ever been a time when we have been more focused on food than we are right now? Everywhere we look it seems we are exposed to new foods, new programs, magazines and social media sites promoting food, new places to buy food, and so on and so on! Yet, for many of our friends, neighbors and lo[...]

PRISM seeks kid-friendly food donations for Summer Hunger campaign

JFCS is helping PRISM food shelf stock the Summer Snack Shack and let kids be kids over the summer!   Now that school is out for the summer, 7,000 children in PRISM's service area can no longer rely on the free-and-reduced meal programs provided through their school. Families that alread[...]

‘This Is Hunger’ traveling exhibit visits Twin Cities June 27-30

JFCS, Adath Jeshurun Congregation, and Jewish Family Service of St. Paul partner with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to bring must-see national exhibit featuring faces and stories of America’s hidden hungry   “This Is Hunger,” a national touring exhibit that will be in the Twin Ci[...]