Jewish Family & Career Services

Ensuring Clients Have What They Need… and Want


While mass vaccinations across Kentucky have many in our area hopeful, JFCS continues to see how the challenges of the pandemic have impacted our community. This is especially true when it comes to food security.

Compared to February 2020, visits to the JFCS Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry have tripled. When we see the number of visits to the pantry rise 250% from February of last year to March 2021, we know members of the community are taking steps to secure the basic necessities for themselves and their families. Our clients have faced new and unexpected challenges, and have risen to meet them with the support of JFCS.

One of our clients, who has food delivered through our contactless drop-off service, shared with us the difference the Food Pantry makes for them. They wrote:

“As always, I can’t thank you enough for your kindness. Because of your courtesies and concerns, and the generosity of Jewish Family & Career Services, the items you provide me each month are a big help and I am truly grateful. I greatly appreciate the household supplies. The apples you brought me in March were terrific, so if you get apples again in May, please add them to my list…”

Prior to COVID, JFCS expanded our Food Pantry to operate on a consumer choice model. We are excited to return to that service in the coming months. In the meantime, we are working to address client requests, like apples, on an individual basis.

JFCS is able to answer this need with assistance from our donors and supporters, like you. Donate now today and consider becoming a monthly donor to the JFCS Sonny & Janet Meyer Food Pantry by selecting that option on our online giving form.

THANK YOU for helping JFCS ensure all in Greater Louisville live with dignity and purpose!