created at: 2012-10-25Deciding what to feed your children for dinner can be stressful for many families. With long workdays and after-school activities, busy parents are feeling the squeeze. But what if you didn’t have a choice or, worse yet, didn’t have enough food for dinner?

This is a situation many families in Massachusetts find themselves. For almost twenty years, JF&CS Family Table, the largest kosher food pantry in New England, has helped these families put food on the table. Since the recession began, Family Table has doubled in size and now serves more than 320 families in over 100 towns every month.

The Family Table Choice Pantry offers a new way for JF&CS to reach more families. This innovative program allows families to “shop” for the foods they want from a wide selection of fresh and nutritious staples and produce instead of receiving a pre-packed bag. Open two weekdays a month during business hours and some evening hours to accommodate the schedules of working families, easy access is just one component of the pantry’s success.

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