Because nutritious food is essential to maintaining strength, health, and general well-being, meal delivery is integral to our Disabilities Services.
Those who have a chronic illness or physical disability that prevents them from shopping and/or cooking may benefit from our program, which includes:
Kosher Meals on Wheels
A program of JFCS’ Seniors At Home, Kosher Meals on Wheels is a resource for seniors who have a longstanding tradition of observing the dietary laws of kashrut. If eligible, a nutritionally balanced, hot, kosher meal can be delivered to homebound seniors, Monday through Friday.
People with AIDS, chronic illness, or disabilities can receive freshly prepared meals twice each month, courtesy of our Chicken Soupers volunteers who work in collaboration with other organizations to cook, package, and deliver hearty meals. San Francisco collaborating synogogues include, Congregation Sherith Israel and Congregation Beth Sholom, and Peninsula collaborating organizations include, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, Congregation Beth Am, and Peninsula Temple Sholom.
JFCS also invites those who are experiencing hard times to take advantage of JFCS’ Food Bank, which is stocked with highly nutritious canned and boxed items, such as canned meat and fish, peanut butter, beans, hearty soups, grains, and pasta. A JFCS Food Bank is located in each of the five Bay Area counties we serve: Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Sonoma.
Support for our food programs, as well as other major support for JFCS programs, comes from individual donors, awards from civic groups and synagogues, and foundation and corporate grants. Special thanks to Koret Foundation, Federation Newhouse Fund, and Sinai Memorial Chapel.
If you would like to contribute please contact Barbara Farber at [email protected] or 415-449-3858.