COVID-19 Response

How JFS is responding to COVID-19

Jewish Family Service is committed to ensuring that our community is equipped to stay healthy during this rapidly evolving public health crisis.

If you are experiencing food insecurities 

The Weinberg Food Pantry is providing pre-packed boxes of food to anyone experiencing food insecurity with no documentation or sign up needed. To limit face-to-face interactions and promote social distancing, boxes of food are distributed through a pick-up system directly outside of the pantry.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays             
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
3201 South Tamarac Drive, Denver, CO 80231
Drive up to the garage with the blue awning for pick up.

If you are ill or caring for someone who is ill, please send someone else for your food or call 720.248.4607 for assistance.

Please note, the pantry will be closed May 29.

Older adults (60+) can pick up kosher lunches in the lower level of the JCC parking lot, 350 South Dahlia Street, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a $2.50 suggested donation.

Virtual Groups and Classes

To support the community while everyone is staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, JFS is offering several virtual wellness groups for adults and families and classes for jobseekers. Learn more.

If your mental health is being impacted by the stress of COVID-19  

We are using technology for mental health clients including school-based youths we normally serve through our KidSuccess program. JFS is also offering telehealth counseling services to any individuals in the community that may be impacted by the stress of COVID-19.

Call 720.248.4701 or email centralintake@jewishfamilyservice.org.

Emergency Lunchbox Express program for youths (18 and under)

We are delivering food to several locations in "food deserts" to respond to the large number of youths who cannot access existing school-based lunch sites. Families will receive USDA-compliant meals to last several days, including weekends, in order to limit contact at each site. The locations include large housing projects in Denver and Westminster. These house immigrant, refugee, and other vulnerable working families — all of whom have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The schedule and locations include:

Aztec Villa Apartments, 8675 Mariposa Street, Thornton 80030, Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hidden Brook Apartments, 1313 Xenia Street, Denver 80220,  Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Orchard Crossing East, 4183 West 72nd Avenue, Westminster 80030, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Orchard Crossing West, 4199 West 72nd Avenue, Westminster 80030, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Zuni Plaza Apartments, 7595 Zuni Street, Denver 80221, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Village of Green Briar, 8290 North Federal Boulevard, Westminster 80030, Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
The Gardens of Hope, 4919 East Thrill Place, Denver 80207, Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Jewish Family Service, 3201 South Tamarac Drive, Denver 80231, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (beginning April 20) 

Emergency Financial Assistance

Our Emergency Financial Assistance Program is accelerating as the demand for this service will increase as the crisis intensifies. JFS provides limited financial assistance to those in need throughout Colorado by processing payments directly to vendors for mortgage and rent payments, utilities (water, heat, gas and electricity), prescriptions/medicine, gas vouchers, phone bills, and auto payments/insurance.

How you can help JFS 

Make a donation

More than ever, JFS needs donations as the demand for services increases. Your gift will help us to provide what is needed to the individuals and families that we serve. Thank you for your support.

Volunteer

We are in need of healthy individuals and groups to volunteer to sort, organize, and box food, and to perform office tasks related to food distribution. If you are interested in volunteering please sign up here.

Volunteers are still authorized and encouraged to support JFS COVID-19 relief efforts under both Mayor Hancock and Governor Polis executive orders and public health orders related to COVID-19. 

Donate food

In order to serve more people in our community we need donations of shelf-stable food, toilet paper, diapers, and wipes. You may purchase from our Amazon Wish List and have items shipped to us.

Top Pantry NeedsDrop off:
Monday – Thursday
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
3201 S. Tamarac Drive, Denver, CO 80231
Bring donations to the garage with the blue awning

Stay updated on all program and service changes on our blog.


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