National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Get Involved:

Spend a part of your day during National Hunger and Homelessness week learning about the ways that JFS is helping to fight hunger in our community and what you can do to help!

Serve Clients In The Food Pantry

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Distribution support – 9:00am to 11:30am
Distribution support – 11:30am to 2:00pm

Stock the shelves – 1:30-3:30pm

Community-Wide “Food Pantry Experience”

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Participate in JFS’s first Community-Wide Food Pantry Experience. The Food Pantry Experience is a learning simulation that helps people to put themselves in the shoes of a family struggling to put food on the table. We will split into “families” and work together to get food for a week with a limited budget, leading us to a discussion about hunger and health for families who are living in poverty.
The cost is $5 per participant, 100% of that cost is donated back to JFS.

RSVP to Community Engagement Manager, Kristen Jackson at kjackson@jfsdallas.org

 

Donate:

We are always in need of unopened canned goods! Click Here for a list of items to donate

You can also financially support the food pantry. Click here

Educate:

Help raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in North Texas and across the US. Many Americans are living on the edge, forced to choose between basic necessities like purchasing food, paying rent, or going to the doctor.

25% increase

in the total number of JFS Food Pantry clients served since last year

43.1 million

Americans live below the poverty level

549,000

Americans are homeless on a typical night

42 million

Americans are at risk of suffering from hunger

1 in 5

children in the U.S. live in poverty