JFS Perspectives

Monday, April 30, 2018

Local Organizations Donate 10,000 Pounds of Food to Jewish Family Service

Local Organizations Donate 10,000 Pounds of Food to Jewish Family Service

Because food donations to Jewish Family Service’s (JFS) Weinberg Food Pantry drop significantly in the springtime, the agency recently held a Spring Community Food Drive. Ten local businesses, churches, schools, JFS staff, and other organizations participated and collectively donated nearly 10,000 pounds of food. This food will supply the Weinberg Food Pantry for one month and can feed 550 people for five days.

Participating organizations include: AIMCO, Busy Little Hands Early Learning Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Hillel of Colorado, Holland & Hart, MassMutual Colorado, Rose Medical Center, South Denver Fencing Group, and Temple Micah. The top three organizations, AIMCO, Holland & Hart, and Rose Medical Center, together donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food.

“Our team at Rose has proven time and time again that we can make a difference when we band together,” says Ryan Tobin, president and CEO of Rose Medical Center. “We’re proud to support Jewish Family Service and the outstanding work they do in the community. The success of the food drive reminds us of what we can accomplish and the impact we can have.”

JFS also held an internal contest between departments during the food drive. Staff members collectively donated more than 2,600 pounds of food—the most employees have ever donated during a food drive.

Debra J. Zimmerman, JFS interim president and CEO, says, “We are overwhelmed by the support of our community and agency staff. This food drive is an example of what a caring community looks like and how much good we can do when we work together.”