JFS Pantry Van “pop-up” at CRJ block party

On Sunday, Aug. 14th, the The JFS Orlando Pantry Van made a special appearance at the Congregation of Reform Judaism’s Welcome Back Block Party.

“Our congregation appreciates the JFS Pantry Van pop-up for literally bringing the mitzvah of tzedakah onto our campus,” said Rabbi Steve Engel. “Meeting people where they are and building partnerships like the one between JFS and CRJ is what our community needs more of.”

Members filled the van with generously donated items most needed by JFS clients, totaling 286 lbs. of baby diapers, formula, and so much more.

“I was so proud to see my fellow congregants at CRJ donating so many diapers to JFS on Sunday,” said Eric Adelson, Board member, National Diaper Bank Network. “This time of year is so crucial for diaper donations, with so many kids going back to school. Most daycares will not accept kids without diapers, so every diaper really does make a difference. Thank you to JFS for starting the school year off so strongly!”

JFS Orlando is grateful to CRJ for hosting the Van and for their continued partnership to build a stronger community together. Keep an eye out for the JFS Pantry Van’s next popup, it might be at an upcoming event near you…

To inquire about the Van for your next event, contact Aaron Bernstein at Aaron.Bernstein@JFSorlando.org or 407-644-7593 ext. 234.

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