Jewish Family Services get $7K for hunger programs

Jewish Family Services, which works to fight hunger and other issues in Charlotte, has received a $7,000 grant from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, to feed the needy.

The grant will support a number of services Jewish Family Services takes part in. The group is headquartered at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road, in south Charlotte.

“With this grant, we can expand our educational services allowing us to teach our clients about good nutrition and cost-saving measures, as well as allow us to increase our local advocacy efforts to create a better understanding of hunger issues affecting our community,” said Stephanie Starr, executive director at Jewish Family

Last year, the group gave food to 2,374 people in the area. Find more information at the Jewish Family Services website,

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has given grants totaling more than $58 million since it first opened. MAZON means “food” or “sustenance” in Hebrew. Find more information on the group at its website,

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