2017 Hustle 4 Hunger Fun Run & Walkathon

Participants joined in the Hustle 4 Hunger event on May 7th, 2017 at Springettsbury Park in York, Pennsylvania. Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, volunteered, and sponsored this important fundraiser. Proceeds benefit JFS of York’s Project Manna Food Pantry and the Northeast Neighborhood Association Food Bank. To learn how you can participate in the 2018 Hustle 4 Hunger Fun Run and Walkathon, like us on facebook or visit the Hustle 4 Hunger York website.

Consider making a donation today!

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A Celebratory Occasion for JFS

On March 19th, we held our Countdown to Spring Celebration event, during which we reviewed our past year’s accomplishments, honored our volunteers, and enjoyed brunch.

Please watch our special highlight video:

Have a look through the photos from the event. Photo credit: Marlene Denenberg.

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Thank you all who attended!

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Adults of all ages need to have this conversation…

The following is a list of events being put on by the Your Life – Your Wishes Community Task Force. Click here to download the pdf of the flyer for these events.

 

Have you discussed “What if . . .”

 

If you were ill or injured and unable to speak, who would know what kind of care you would want? Regardless of your age or health condition, it is important to discuss your choices before a health crisis. Learn what you need to know to reduce confusion and stress, by making sure your wishes are known in advance. Completing the “Advance Directive” forms can be done without cost. The upcoming FREE events will include a few short videos followed by a panel discussion with a lawyer, doctor and social worker. These volunteers will share insights and offer the opportunity for questions and answers. All participants will receive a packet that includes Advance Directive forms and other helpful information. Please join us for this important conversation!

Register for an event near you:

  • Thursday, March 23, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Guthrie Memorial Library 2 Library Place Hanover, PA 17331
  • Saturday, April 1, 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Martin Memorial Library 159 E. Market Street York, PA 17401
  • Tuesday, May 30, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The Homewood Suites by Hilton 200 Masonic Drive York, PA 17406

These programs are offered at no cost. Refreshments will be served.
Call or email to register: (717) 851-2333 or dgogniat@wellspan.org

(Please indicate your name and program date.)

Click here to download the pdf of this flyer.

Click here to read about these events on the Your Life Your Wishes Task Force website.

 

JFS of York is proud to serve on the Your Life – Your Wishes Task Force along with the following partners:

Aligning Forces for Quality, ComforCare Home Care, Griest Himes Herrold Law, Hanover Hospital, Healthy York County Coalition, Hospice & Community Care, Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA, Memorial Hospital, OSS Health, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Visiting Angels, Wellspan Health, York College of Pennsylvania, York County Area Agency on Aging

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Join us for our Countdown to Spring Celebration!

Food, Friends, Fun & Door Prizes

March 19th, 2017 | 10:30am-Noon

Brunch and Mandel Bread Tasting*

*Mandel Bread will be prepared by our former and current JFS Board of Directors. (A traditional Jewish dessert similar to Biscotti)

We are honoring our volunteers, partners and friends of Jewish Family Services of York, and highlighting programs and services at our 28th Annual Meeting. Can’t make it in person? Tune in on facebook live!

 

Details:

Sunday, March 19 at 10:30AM

JCC Auditorium

2000 Hollywood Drive

Please RSVP here by March 10

In the event of inclement weather, the snow date will be March 26th in the TBI Auditorium.

 

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Fighting Hunger in York

Did you know?

 

Project Manna distributes over 200 pounds of groceries per month to those in need in the York community. 

Help fight hunger in York by making a
tax deductible donation to JFS!
Your generosity will change lives
and reduce your taxes,
so please give generously.

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Above: Local youth volunteering in the Project Manna food pantry

PROJECT MANNA

Your Friends Gift Supports:

  • Supplemental groceries and essential items for individuals and families in need

Your gift to the 2016 Friends Campaign today
will serve your neighbors in need today!
Your generosity changes lives, please give generously!

Donate Now.


 

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Wise Options and Our Community

Did you know?

37% of York county residents are over 65 years old.

 

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WISE OPTIONS

Your Friends Gift Supports:

  • Older adults, families, and caregivers

  • Compassionate guidance for difficult decisions

  • Crisis intervention and long term planning

Your gift to the 2016 Friends Campaign today
will serve your neighbors in need today!
Your generosity changes lives, please give generously!

Donate Now.


 

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15th Annual Walkathon

Join us for aShoes walk, refreshments, and fun activities to fight hunger in the York area at our 15th Annual Walkathon.  This free event is great for all ages and supports Jewish Family Services’ Project Manna and the Northeast Neighborhood Food Bank.

Area organizations, groups, families and individuals are encouraged to join in this effort to “BAG HUNGER” in the York area. Register and create personal or team fundraising goals online at walk.jfsyork.org. Depart from Indian Rock Elementary School on May 1st at 9:45 am and return around 11:30 am for refreshments and activities.

Youth are invited to participate in games and face painting provided by York College’s recreation class members following the walk. The S. Queen street Starbucks will be there providing complimentary refreshments.  All participants of the event will receive a Walkathon memento.

“12% of York County residents live with food insecurity and 18% of those are children. We are called to respond to this growing need in our own backyards” stated Carol Miller, JFS Program and Development Director. JFS Project Manna provides supplemental food to individuals and families who are economically stressed, and guidance to access benefits and information about local food resources.   Our sister agency, the Northeast Neighborhood Food Bank provides food, clothing and support to some of the most food insecure in York County.

All are invited to register/donate to the Walkathon on May 1st .Event will be held rain or shine. Information is available at walk.jfsyork.org or by calling 717.843.5011.

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Help Support Project Manna

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Project Manna is JFS’s response to hunger in our community. This morning a gentleman dropped off several bags of canned goods to our office. These random acts of kindness don’t go unnoticed.

There are many ways to help Project Manna. Providing canned goods is a great option. You can also be a hands-on volunteer and help to stock shelves, shop for food and pack the distribution bags for our clients once a month.

JFS works as a safety-net program with individuals and families to identify potential resources to assist them with their basic needs and ensure that they don’t fall through the cracks with their needs not being met.

JFS relies on dozens of volunteers, of all ages, to help operate the pantry. Make a commitment to volunteer once a week.

Next time you go grocery shopping, pick up a couple of extra non-perishable items and donate them to JFS through Project Manna or add them to a community food drive.

Here is a list of items most needed in our Pantry. You can call Susie at 717-843-5011 to arrange to drop of food items and also talk about all of our volunteer opportunities at JFS.

SHOPPING FOR PROJECT MANNA

Canned soup
Canned fruit in juice and vegetables
Grains: Rice, pasta, etc
Meatless spaghetti sauce
Peanut butter & jelly/jam
Soft breakfast/granola bars
Paper towels, toilet paper, napkins
Canned tuna
Macaroni & Cheese
Dried Fruits & nuts
Vegetarian baked beans
Instant oatmeal
Coffee, tea
Detergent & dish cleaner
Dog and cat food

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Join us to fight hunger!

JFS serves the York community in many ways. We partner with congregations to staff Our Daily every month. On a given day volunteers will serve between 200-300 meals.  A hot meal with others helps hungry neighbors meet many needs. People who lack access to food are fed. Individuals that crave company in a warm safe location receive just that.

Our daily bread is stocked with donated food or items purchased with donated funds. Our Daily Bread is dependent on volunteers. Some volunteer to make the meal and transport it to the kitchen, others, such as the JFS crew, volunteer their time to serve hot meals.

We arrange for volunteers at Our Daily Bread on the first Thursday of each month and occasionally later in the month as needed. Serving meals any day of the month will give insight to the Fight Against Hunger in York. In the beginning of the month, people that come to Our Daily Bread have chronic hunger needs. Families who attend meals in the end of the month generally have depleted their monthly budget for food.  Our Daily Bread becomes the guaranteed meal that prevents people in York from going hungry.

Volunteer to help Our Daily Bread, contact JFS at (717) 843-5011.  We always welcome volunteers in our Fight Against Hunger.

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Trying to Get Around

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A growing number of adults wish to age in place. Many older adults live in rural and suburban areas and transportation becomes a challenge when they are no longer driving.

An average adult driver makes 3.4 trips per day. Adults who no longer drive make 15% fewer trips to see their doctor, 59% fewer trips to shop or eat out and 65% fewer trips to visit friends and family than drivers of the same age.

The public transit systems struggle to keep up with increasing demand and as a result, many communities have developed grassroots membership organizations to deliver programs and services to make daily living easier for people, including transportation.

Staying Connected is one of these grassroots organizations that indentifies and serves to address this basic need. Many of our volunteers have been with us since the program’s inception and some are now changing their role from driver to rider. We will be there for them as they were there for us. If you have an open seat in your car for 2 hours a month when you make one of your 3.4 daily trips, give us a call and we can be here for you too.

 

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