JFS Perspectives

Trader Joe’s Partners with JFS to Fight Hunger

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Everyone loves Trader Joe’s, but those who visit the Weinberg Food Pantry with any regularity have a special affinity for the popular grocery retailer. Trader Joe’s Greenwood Village store is one of the largest in-kind donors to the pantry, supplying fresh produce, prepared foods, dairy products, bread, and even fresh flowers on a regular basis. Last year, Trader Joe’s donated 84,000 pounds of food, enough to make 65,000 meals. 

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Corporate Employees Get Out of the Board Room and Back on the School Bus

Monday, August 19, 2019
Corporate Employees Get Out of the Board Room and Back on the School Bus

We just concluded another amazing Lunchbox Express season! Hundreds of dedicated volunteers distributed more than 22,000 fresh, nutritious lunches and more than 12,000 books to children in need at 16 locations throughout the Denver metro area. We were thrilled to partner with seven corporate groups to fill many of these volunteer slots: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), DaVita, FirstBank, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), Randstad, South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee, and Xcel Energy. Many of these groups took multiple shifts on various days throughout the summer. And for some groups, their employees have returned year after year. 

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Hannah Kutnick's 3rd Annual Backpack Bonanza to Support Lunchbox Express News Coverage

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Hannah Kutnick's 3rd Annual Backpack Bonanza to Support Lunchbox Express News Coverage

12-year-old Hannah Kutnick recently organized her third annual “Backpack Bonanza,” a drive to generate donations for back-to-school backpacks and school supplies for at-risk children. She collected and donated 400 loaded backpacks to Jewish Family Service, which were distributed to children in need through our Lunchbox Express program and to other families served through various JFS programs. She raised more than $3,500 this year and a total of $8,100 over three years. She was able to negotiate significant discounts with several retailers to put together 400 full backpacks to supplement those provided by Jewish Family Service.
 

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Free Smart Strategies Workshop for 50+ Jobseekers August 29

Monday, August 12, 2019

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) will host a two-hour workshop for 50+ jobseekers on Thursday, August 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. It is free to attend and open to mature jobseekers 50 years and older seeking new or better employment. 

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Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World Participants Feel Hopeful for Their Future

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World Participants Feel Hopeful for Their Future

Nine participants recently completed "Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-by-World," an innovative 12-week course that helps individuals and families at-risk for homelessness identify the underlying causes of poverty, increase financial literacy, and design a personalized action plan for escaping poverty and achieving long-term self-sufficiency. 

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A Strong Corporate Partner for Three Decades

Wednesday, May 08, 2019
A Strong Corporate Partner for Three Decades

Otten Johnson Robinson Neff + Ragonetti PC (Otten Johnson) has supported JFS since its founding 34 years ago. For this local law firm, which primarily specializes in real estate and land use matters, philanthropy doesn’t just mean writing a big check. Instead, they ask their employees which nonprofit organizations they are passionate about, which then connects the firm to meaningful ways to get involved in the community. 

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CBS4 Denver: Pets Are Family, Too When It Comes To Helping Furloughed Government Workers

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
CBS4 Denver: Pets Are Family, Too When It Comes To Helping Furloughed Government Workers

CBS4 Denver ran a story on January 18, 2019 about the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry and Colorado Pet Pantry giving food and pet food to a furloughed government employee: 

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Denver7: Pet and human food pantries open their doors to federal furloughed employees

Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Denver7: Pet and human food pantries open their doors to federal furloughed employees

Denver7 ran a story on January 8, 2019 about the JFS Weinberg Food Pantry offering food to furloughed government workers and Colorado Pet Pantry doing the same for pet food:  

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Thank You for Your Bright Holidays Generosity!

Friday, January 04, 2019
Thank You for Your Bright Holidays Generosity!

Last month, many generous individuals, organizations, and corporations collected holiday gifts for JFS clients through our Bright Holidays program. Donors provided gifts in three ways:  

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The Weinberg Food Pantry: A Lifeline for People in Need

Thursday, August 23, 2018
The Weinberg Food Pantry: A Lifeline for People in Need

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Food Pantry is one of JFS’s most visible programs, and one of the most impactful. Hundreds of people in our community rely on the pantry to meet one of life’s most basic needs—food. What started as a kosher pantry serving Russian Jewish refugees in 1991 has grown into a vital community resource that serves more than 3,200 people and distributes 662,000 pounds of food each year. The pantry is open to all people, regardless of faith, race, age, or ability. 

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