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Just 3 Things Food Pantry at Jewish Family & Children’s Service Seeks Community Support
By Justin Liggin - Friday Jul 15, 2022
The “Just 3 Things” food pantry at Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is currently experiencing an urgent demand for personal care items, non-perishable and non-expired foods, cleaning supplies, and small bags of pet food. The pantry serves youth transitioning out of the foster care system, clients who visit JFCS integrated healthcare centers, and individuals who participate in JFCS programs across the Valley, including the elderly and those facing food insecurity.

“Demand for personal care items and food is up as the cost of goods has skyrocketed,” says Len Gutman, director of philanthropy for JFCS. “Inflation has created a tough situation for many of the individuals and families we serve. We don’t want to have to turn anyone away because our shelves are empty.”

Individuals and businesses interested in helping can donate to the pantry by making a monetary donation, purchasing items from the JFCS Just 3 Things Amazon Wish List, or delivering store purchased items to one of the following locations, Monday-Friday:
• JFCS Administrative Office, 4747 N. 7th St, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85014
• Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
• Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
• Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Please note that masks are required while in the JFCS buildings.

In addition to donations for the JFCS Just 3 Things food pantry, JFCS is also looking for volunteers. JFCS relies on volunteers to help provide services and support to the community. Volunteering at JFCS provides you with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others while participating in rewarding experiences. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:
• academic and life skills tutoring
• administrative support and assistance with JFCS events
• food drive coordination

For more information about volunteer opportunities, visit the JFCS website at https://www.jfcsaz.org/volunteer/.

For more information about the JFCS Just 3 Things food pantry and to view a list of most needed items, visit https://www.jfcsaz.org/donate/other-ways-to-give/donate-food/.

ABOUT:
Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization that strengthens the community by providing behavioral health, healthcare and social services to all ages, faiths and backgrounds. JFCS’ goal is for a future where families are strong, elders are cared for and children are safe. The dedication to the mission is strengthened by a commitment to core Jewish values that honor community and the continuity of the generations. More information about JFCS and ways to support the organization’s mission are available at http://www.jfcsaz.org.