About the Alliance
The JFCS Women’s Alliance is a group of women committed to addressing hunger in our community. By supporting this initiative, you will help ensure that those with the greatest need will have access to healthy and nutritious food.
This group began in 2019 with a handful of women asking “How can we do more?” which became the foundation for a sustainable giving group to support JFCS.
This membership-based collaboration benefits JFCS programs addressing hunger year after year. Over the past three years, 187 Founding & Sustaining Members have raised over $245,000 in support of the JFCS Mobile Food Pantry.
Why focus on Hunger?
In Mercer County, 1 in 12 individuals is estimated to be food insecure.
Prior to the pandemic, there were tens of thousands in our community who regularly had to choose between paying their bills and keeping food on the table. Throughout the past year, JFCS food programs saw higher demand than ever due to the increase in inflation, as those who were already in vulnerable positions were pushed even further.
The JFCS mobile and on-site food pantries distribute over 880 bags of food each month as more and more families turn to us for help.
Cocktails, conversation and lite bites with Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
What TV’s Past and Present Can Teach Us About the Impact of Powerful Women
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong has written seven books, including When Women Invented Television; Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted, Sex and the City and Us, and The New York Times bestseller Seinfeldia. She is a former staff writer for Entertainment Weekly, where she worked for a decade, and her writing appears in many publications, including New York magazine, Billboard, The New York Times Book Review, Vice and BBC Culture. She created and co-hosts two podcasts, Pop Literacy and, via the American Writers Museum, Dead Writer Drama. She is currently working on a new book focused on Tina Fey’s film Mean Girls, which Marie Claire recently ranked as the best movie of the 2000s.
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6:00 PM
Cobblestone Creek Country Club or on Zoom
Women’s Alliance members who give at the annual level are recognized on our website, in our Annual Report and are invited to attend the annual Member Event.
2022 Event Committee
Women’s Alliance Sustaining Members
2021 – 2022
Abrams Foundation / Nati Kushner
Marsha and Eliot Freeman
Phlaxy L. Rosenman
2021 – 2022
Linda B. Weber
2021 – 2022
Lynn Zabner Polin
Women’s Alliance Founding Members