JFS Perspectives

Lunchbox Express Volunteers Helped Us Fight Hunger Throughout the Summer

Monday, August 21, 2017
Lunchbox Express Volunteers Helped Us Fight Hunger Throughout the Summer

How many people does it take to distribute more than 30,000 lunches to low-income children in the summer? It turns out it takes a village … a village of dedicated individual and group volunteers. 

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Volunteer Spotlight: John Keith: How one volunteer’s efforts are helping JFS nourish kids’ bodies and minds

Monday, August 21, 2017
Volunteer Spotlight: John Keith: How one volunteer’s efforts are helping JFS nourish kids’ bodies and minds

In middle-income neighborhoods, the ratio of books per child is 13 to 1. In low-income neighborhoods, the ratio is 1 book for every 300 kids. In fact, 81 percent of low-income families have no books at all in the home for children. Along with a committed group of volunteers, JFS board member and volunteer John Keith is trying to change these startling statistics.  

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From the CEO: On Literacy and Learning

Thursday, August 17, 2017
From the CEO: On Literacy and Learning

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” Margaret Fuller  

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Denver Post: Lunchbox Express hands out books and backpacks as well as meals to Denver children

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Denver Post: Lunchbox Express hands out books and backpacks as well as meals to Denver children

Jewish Family Service's Lunchbox Express program was featured in The Denver Post on August 15, 2017 as we distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to children in Denver and Lakewood:  

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Lakewood Sentinel: Kids get free backpacks from JFS

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Lakewood Sentinel: Kids get free backpacks from JFS

Jewish Family Service's Lunchbox Express program was featured in the Lakewood Sentinel on August 15, 2017 as we distributed backpacks filled with school supplies to children in Lakewood:  

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JFS Sends 300 Kids Back to School with Tools to Succeed

Friday, August 11, 2017
JFS Sends 300 Kids Back to School with Tools to Succeed

Once again we are so grateful for how our community came together this summer to donate money, backpacks, and school supplies. Because of your generosity, we distributed 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to low-income children throughout the Denver metro area this week, a substantial increase over last year! Because of increased donations, we were able to give backpacks out at all of the Lunchbox Express routes.  

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CBS4 Denver: Lunchbox Express Puts the Brakes on Hunger

Tuesday, August 08, 2017
CBS4 Denver: Lunchbox Express Puts the Brakes on Hunger

Jewish Family Service's Lunchbox Express program was featured on CBS4 Denver on August 7, 2017 as we distributed backpacks filled with school supplies: 

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Lakewood Sentinel: Follow the school bus to summer lunches

Thursday, June 08, 2017
Lakewood Sentinel: Follow the school bus to summer lunches

Check out the story about our Lunchbox Express program in The Lakewood Sentinel on June 8, 2017: 

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The Denver Post YourHub: Free summer lunch service returns for Lakewood youth

Thursday, June 01, 2017
The Denver Post YourHub: Free summer lunch service returns for Lakewood youth

The Lakewood YourHub section of The Denver Post featured an article about Lunchbox Express on May 31, 2017: 

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9News: How metro Denver kids can get a free lunch this summer

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
9News: How metro Denver kids can get a free lunch this summer

9News aired a story about our Lunchbox Express program on May 30, 2017: 

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