It is with abundant gratitude that JFS thanks Ronna and Scott Cohen for their generous gift of food cards to the Lucy and Joe’s Food Pantry, which provides emergency assistance to people in need. For the past seven years, the Cohens have performed a Hanukkah mitzvah with a donation to JFS and we are honored to once again be included in their holiday celebrations.

With the support of generous donors like these, JFS is able to offer many services free of charge to over 5,000 people within the Metrowest and Greater Boston regions each year, targeting at-risk families, individuals, immigrants and elders aging in place.

Dedicated to accelerating social, academic and health equity, JFS is:

  • Increasing the ability of frail elders to maximize independence and quality of life as they navigate the challenges that come with aging
  • Accelerating academic achievement and pathways to college for low-income and first-generation students
  • Providing safety, hope and opportunity for refugees victimized by world conflict
  • Advancing equity with comprehensive assistance that empowers immigrant families to succeed
  • Reducing poverty in our community with case management, basic needs assistance and employment readiness support
  • Mobilizing social justice action that has meaningful impact in our community and beyond

JFS provides the tools to meet life’s obstacles to stabilize during a crisis and optimally achieve self-sufficiency, strengthen lives, improve wellbeing and build a stronger community. Our sound fiscal management practices have earned us a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Honor the holiday with a charitable gift to JFS and help us stand up for those left behind!

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