Hunger (12)

Chicago Chesed Fund

For over a quarter of a century, we have remained committed to helping Jewish families in need throughout metropolitan Chicago by providing immediate assistance. With over 40 programs and services, including a food pantry, eviction prevention, emergency loans, and job placement, we provide vital assistance to over 4,000 individuals a year.

Family-to-Family, Inc

Family-to-Family, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit 501(c)(3) hunger and poverty relief organization dedicated to providing food, personal hygiene products and other basic life essentials to American families struggling with the challenges of poverty.

By connecting donors one-to-one with specific families in need, Family-to-Family’s mission is to bring a large and seemingly intractable problem – poverty – into personal focus, making proactive, attainable results possible…one family at a time.

Innovation: Africa

Innovation: Africa is a New York based 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to bring Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies to rural African villages. Since its founding in 2008, Innovation: Africa (iA) has completed over 150 solar installations bringing light, access to clean water, improved education, refrigeration for vaccines and medicines, and proper nutrition and food security to over 1 million people in the most remote villages in Africa. iA currently operates in eight countries: Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Cameroon.

Our mission is to do all of this, while promoting a positive image of Israel around the world.

Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (“JFCS”) of Greater Mercer County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy. By combining contemporary clinical skills with values of charity, righteousness and compassion, Jewish Family & Children’s Service seeks to assist families with many of life’s toughest challenges. Since 1937, the agency has served those in need in Greater Mercer County.

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County

JFS of Middlesex County is committed to helping individuals and families by providing social services, counseling and advocacy. Our programs include Elder day care, Kosher Meals on Wheels, Career and Vocational Services, Immigrant and Refugee services, Women’s Center, Family and Children’s counseling, workshops, computer and media lab training, ESL training, Holocaust survivor support services, translation and interpretation, recovery assistance, assessments, support groups, SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol), SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) and volunteer services including RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program).

Jewish Relief Agency

The Jewish Relief Agency is a dynamic, volunteer-driven organization whose goal is to help families in need. Founded in 2000, JRA has been bringing families and individuals together each month in a spirit of community and repairing the world. Through the efforts of JRA’s community of more than 10,500 volunteers, we provide monthly food relief packages to over 3,200 low-income families throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. In addition, our volunteers also help with “service gigs,” such as driving seniors to doctors’ appointments and the grocery store, making small but needed home repairs, and building connections with our clients through friendly visits.

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Mission Statement: Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.
Who is MAZON?
For more than 30 years, MAZON has been committed to ensuring that vulnerable people have access to the resources they need to be able to put food on the table. MAZON is a leading voice in Washington D.C. on anti-hunger issues, especially those that involve populations or problems that have been previously overlooked or ignored.

Why Advocacy?
Our nation’s public policies have lasting effects on the lives of millions of people. By promoting change through advocacy, MAZON seeks to ensure that our elected officials and policymakers understand and consider the needs of the millions of American men, women and children who struggle with hunger.

What We Do:

Work with policymakers to protect and strengthen federal nutrition programs like SNAP (food stamps) and school meals
Confront emerging issues that might otherwise go unaddressed within the national anti-hunger community
Educate communities across the country about the realities of hunger and what we can all do to end it
Partner with like-minded organizations to promote long-term solutions to improve ongoing challenges
Key Priority Areas:
In addition to engaging in broad-based advocacy to protect and strengthen the vital federal nutrition programs that help people put food on the table each day, MAZON prioritizes its efforts in the following areas:

Active duty military families & veterans
Senior citizens
Native Americans
Rural & remote communities
Nutrition & health

Met Council on Jewish Poverty

Met Council is one of New York’s top human service agencies helping over 225,000 New Yorkers fight poverty each year. Our services include crisis intervention, benefits outreach and enrollment, kosher food pantries and vouchers, domestic violence counseling, affordable housing, and home repairs.

New York Common Pantry

New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those we serve. Our whole-person approach starts with food provision through the distribution of nutritious, fresh food pantry packages in Choice Pantryand hearty balanced breakfast and dinner in the Hot Meals program. Supplemental food is provided to seniors aged 60 and older through Nourish. We then go further to address the reasons for food insecurity with case management services through the help of Help 365, which assists Pantry visitors in gaining access to resources, and Project Dignity, which connects homeless visitors to resources. The third vital element in our whole-person approach is education offered through our Live Healthy! program. Live Healthy! teaches children and adults about the importance of a nutritionally sound diet and active living, as well as provides them with the skills necessary to make healthier choices for their families.

Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County

Tomchei Shabbos provides weekly fresh Shabbos food deliveries to needy individuals in Bergen County. All of the packing and delivering is done by volunteers.