Volunteers packing Thanksgiving Food Boxes prior to the pandemic. This year’s staff members and volunteers participating in JFCS’ 20-year tradition will be vaccinated, masked and practicing social distancing to ensure a safe, successful and fun event.

As we look to the celebrations of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and more, we know that for many, the celebratory spirit can be hard to come by. JFCS provides an antidote: We continue our 20-year tradition of brightening the season for families and individuals of all ages, including greater Portland’s Holocaust Survivors, experiencing hard times. 

Our Thanksgiving Food Boxes and Family-to-Family (previously Adopt-a-Family) programs give hundreds of people who are struggling reasons to celebrate.

Our community-partner organizations are helping us collect non-perishable food items for 150 households – that means at least 600 people – to feast on a delicious, nutritious dinner, complete with provisions from turkey to pie, including a $25 Fred Meyer gift card so they can personalize their Thanksgiving meal. 

Our streamlined Family-to-Family program provides Fred Meyer gift cards so families can purchase the items they most need for the holidays. 

Click here to make a secure gift. Your generous donation will be put toward one (or more) of the following: 

  • To help JFCS fill its Turkey Food Boxes with holiday favorites like turkey, potatoes and pumpkin pie.
  • To provide Fred Meyer gift cards to supplement clients’ food boxes
  • To purchase Fred Meyer gift cards for JFCS to distribute to clients in our Family-to-Family program

To volunteer your time and make a difference, please contact Sammy Monk, JFCS’ volunteer coordinator at volunteer@jfcs-portland.org. And thank you!

These uplifting holiday campaigns are special and a wonderful way to give back to those in need in our community. We appreciate and look forward to your help!

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