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August 24, 2018  RSS feed
Social Services

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Gulf Coast JFCS holiday food drive underway

Last year, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services helped more than 2,500 people in the community by providing food through the William and Sally Israel Food Pantry.

Now, the agency is launching Operation Isaiah with a push from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1 to bring in donations for families in need.

Operation Isaiah is one of the four donation drives the agency holds each year. Along with Operation Isaiah in the fall, Operation Afikomen requests non-perishable food donations for the food pantry. Their other two drives, Operation School Supplies and the Chanukah Gift Bazaar, collect backpacks and school supplies for children and holiday gifts for families in need.

“Food insecurity is a prevalent issue and there simply are not enough distribution channels for families in need to access nutrition support,” Dr. Sandra Braham, CEO of Gulf Coast said. “We are working to provide a safety net for thousands of families. We appreciate the community’s support for our fall food drive.”

Gulf Coast JFCS encourages people to donate non-perishable food items such as canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly, pasta and sauces, cereal and powdered milk, and soups. They also accept gift cards and cash. Supplying gift cards to the clients allow them to purchase perishable foods at grocery stores.

Donations are accepted at the Gulf Coast JFCS main office at 14041 Icot Blvd, Clearwater 33760 on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact the Development Coordinator Terri Rick at (727) 479-1805 or terri. rick@gcjfcs.org.


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