A weekly e-newsletter from JFS of Middlesex County
JFS is a non-profit social services agency serving all members of the community from all backgrounds. Your generous support enables us to provide crucial programs for those in need.
Celebrate Valentine's Day:
Feed a Family in Need
Valentine’s Day was originally known as a feast day and many of us celebrate by (over)indulging in sweet treats and fancy dinners with partners or friends. But not everyone is so fortunate. There are many families in our area that do not have enough to eat, who count on food pantries like ours to help during rough times. The JFS Kosher Food Pantries support the most vulnerable groups, families with young children and individuals in crisis, who need help when faced with unemployment, poor health, transportation issues, and more.
When it comes to food security and healthy eating, the JFS Kosher Food Pantries fill the gap for so many families from all different backgrounds. In 2021, our Kosher Food Pantry served 2,125 individuals (493 families) and handed out 3,498 bags of kosher food.
Each bag of food means that a family in need will have meals for the week. Please help us keep the food pantries stocked. To make a donation or arrange a food drop-off email office@jfsmiddlesex.org or call 732-777-1940.
View our current Pantry Wish List. 
Medicare General Enrollment - Now Open
Last week, Senior Medicare Patrol Project Director Charles described the basic differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans. In Episode 7, just in time for the General Enrollment Period, Charles explains what kinds of changes are possible from the January through March period.

The variety of options facing Medicare beneficiaries can certainly get confusing. That's why the federally funded State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) are standing by to answer your questions. The JFS SHIP is a free service to help Medicare beneficiaries better understand insurance options. Give us a call at 732-777-1940 for questions about general enrollment, how to choose a plan, and more.
Beyond General Enrollment, the JFS Senior Medicare Patrol helps people with Medicare issues all year round. Be sure to read the latest SMP newsletter.
JFS is hiring part-time drivers to help transport senior adults, including Holocaust survivors, to medical appointments and agency events, as well as to help with Kosher Meals on Wheels deliveries. Please visit our employment opportunities page for more information; email office@jfsmiddlesex.org for questions or to apply.
JFS is grateful for the support of our community partners.
To contact JFS of Middlesex County:
call: 732.777.1940 email: office@jfsmiddlesex.org
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