Cheryl and Dan both had good jobs in hotel sales before the pandemic. They and their two children enjoyed a very stable and comfortable life. But with meetings and functions canceled, they found themselves downsized. Luckily, they had savings to fall back on for several months. This year they both found new jobs, but their salaries have not yet recovered. With inflation, the rise in fuel costs, and tuition increases at their children’s Day School, feeding their family became a challenge.
Reluctantly, they contacted Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service for help. Having to reach out embarrassed Cheryl and Dan. They were always the family that delivered groceries to seniors and Holocaust survivors. It never crossed their minds that one day they would be the ones in need.
Over a period of six months, Cheryl and Dan received regular deliveries from the Alpert JFS Food Pantry. Thanks to the caring pantry staff and volunteers who treated them with dignity, they moved beyond the discomfort of receiving food assistance. Instead, they focused on regaining their financial footing.
Today, they are on the road back to a stable life with their two children. “I don’t know how we would have managed without the Alpert JFS Food Pantry. Not only were we able to supplement our food budget, but the kindness and compassion of the staff helped ease our stress.”
If you or someone you care about is experiencing food insecurity, Alpert Jewish Family Service can help. Please call (561) 684-1991 or CONTACT US via our website.