JFCS holds annual Ride to Fight Hunger

JFCS holds annual Ride to Fight Hunger

JFCS CEO Susan Greenbaum and 
Dr. Marcy Goldstein
JFCS CEO Susan Greenbaum and Dr. Marcy Goldstein

Despite some rain, more than 225 adults and children of all ages gathered for a morning of biking, hiking, food, magic, carnival games, face painting, and glitter tattoos, as Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Northern New Jersey held its 14th annual Ride to Fight Hunger on June 9.

JFCS provides comprehensive social and mental health services to the entire Northern New Jersey community; money raised from this day goes a long way in ensuring that it can continue to provide support to everyone who asks for help.

JFCS sees more than 90 new clients every month. Many of them have nowhere else to turn and depend on JFCS’s services — most of which are free or cost very little —  to get by. Funds from the ride help JFCS deliver thousands of meals each year to homebound seniors, provide counseling for hundreds of people who are suffering, prevent homelessness, help the unemployed find new jobs, and so much more. And while the ride is about having fun, it is a way to raise money and awareness about JFCS’s services for our community.

This year JFCS set its goal to raise $236K and is 86% of the way toward reaching it. With your help, it is confident that it can hit the target.

To donate to the Ride to Fight Hunger and JFCS, go to

JFCS is a mental health and social services agency that serves Bergen, Passaic, and Hudson counties. It is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of everyone in the community who needs help. No matter your situation, JFCS is there for you. To learn more about JFCS, donate, volunteer, or request services, go to www.jfcsnnj.org, email info@jfcsnnj.org, or call (201) 837-9090.

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