The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard, a kosher food pantry
The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard aims to eliminate hunger in Broward County’s Jewish community. The program began in September 2017 and is supported by donations from the community, as well as kosher food drives, retail stores, Jewish Federation of Broward County and Feeding South Florida.
Our whole-person approach starts with food provision through the distribution of nutritious, kosher food clients can pick from in our choice market layout. Our dedicated volunteers help stock, pack and deliver groceries to those who need it.
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.