Dear Cupboard Friend,

Since the ribbon cutting at The Cupboard on September 14, 2017 we have made a huge IMPACT by helping so many, as well as building a unified community.

It has been a truly remarkable quarter:
  • 246 households served
  • 513 individuals served
  • 83 clients are Holocaust Survivors
  • 90 households receive home delivery

We have been amazed by the community’s outpouring of support. Almost every temple and Chabad in Broward County has been responsive by including The Cupboard for Mitzvah Days and projects, running food drives, sending volunteers and generally helping us spread the word.  
Our long list of partners continues to grow. Poverello and The Pantry of Broward now regularly share produce and kosher food donations with us. We share the non-kosher food we receive with New Horizons, Jubilee Homeless Center, We Care and others.

In March, we gave our clients $25 gift cards for Passover, courtesy of Young Israel of Hollywood. Each client also received Passover staples which included matzo, gefilte fish, macaroons, grape juice and matzo ball soup mix.
What’s next?

We have been accepted into United Way’s Project Lifeline. Begining in July, we will receive free produce and dry goods biweekly. That may eventually increase to weekly, if necessary.

As we approach our first official summer, we are cautiously optimistic that our volunteer drivers will continue delivering fresh produce, eggs, milk and chickens to our home bound clients.

Goodman JFS is securing hurricane preparedness kits for Cupboard participants, as well as agency clients. The agency is currently looking for an underwriter for this program. If interested, please call Jennifer Cohen at (954) 909-0797.

This High Holiday season, we will be working to partner and serve home cooked kosher Rosh Hashanah meals to all of our clients. If you, or a group you know would be interested in participating for a day of delivery, please contact Jill at (954) 530-7555 ext. 402.

Our Cupboard Volunteer Army is now 261 people strong. If you have not yet had the opportunity, you can join our weekly orientation every Monday at 10 a.m. Or, you can schedule an appointment to come in with your family on a Sunday to adopt a Cupboard client and deliver groceries to a home bound Holocaust Survivor or senior in need.
This will be my last Cupboard update as I assume the role of Chairperson of Goodman Jewish Family Services. Being a part of The Cupboard family as we went from a discussion to a business plan to formation is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It happened because of YOU, 450 donors, our volunteers and a dedicated staff lead by Stephanie Houser and orchestrated by Vicky Fried, Jaklin Shahar and Jill Martinez. What we have built is an exemplary TEAM. I am so proud.

The next chapter will be written by our enthusiastic Cupboard volunteers and supporter, led by our dedicated co-chairs, Jodi Berman and Wendi Norris. The TEAM will grow and flourish under their guidance.

Thank you, as always, for your continued support. We could not do this alone.

Always remember:
"Tonight one less person will go to sleep hungry because of you."

Stephen Jackman, Chair
Cupboard Board of Advisors
To donate:visit JFSBroward.org
or call (954) 370-2140
Goodman JFS is funded by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany, United Way of Broward, Jewish Federation of Broward County, State of Florida Department of Financial Services, Health Foundation of South Florida, Broward County E.F.S.P. (Emergency Food & Shelter Program), City of Tamarac, community foundations, corporate and private funding.