The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard will serve those in the Jewish Community throughout Broward County, Florida who have been identified as food insecure, live at or below 150 percent of the poverty line, and do not have the resources to provide nutritional meals for themselves or their families.
Each potential recipient will meet with a Goodman JFS professional who will perform a comprehensive evaluation to assess the family’s overall needs.
The need for food is often a symptom of underlying crises in the family and the Goodman JFS staff will be available to provide information about government benefits, or access to one of Goodman JFS’ many ancillary programs. Recipients will ‘shop’ during pre-arranged, scheduled appointments to ensure privacy and confidentiality. The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard will supply critically important food items and other daily necessities, as well as evaluate clients’ overall needs and arrange for appropriate support services. Because dignity is of the utmost concern, private one-on-one appointments will be scheduled at convenient times.