The JFSLA Young Leaders is a diverse and dynamic group of community-minded individuals who are committed to furthering the JFSLA mission to create a kinder, more compassionate Los Angeles through volunteerism, philanthropy efforts, social events, and more.
As we grappled with the coronavirus pandemic and its continuous effect on our world and our community in late 2020, we found ourselves unable to host our regular fundraising events on behalf of the agency. How could we highlight the critical work of JFSLA’s Food & Hunger Programs and help the organization provide countless essential meals to our fellow Angelenos while keeping our neighbors, friends, and communities safe?
We set out to develop a cookbook that would raise awareness and funds for JFSLA while at the same time lifting up small businesses and restaurants in the food services industry who had also encountered significant setbacks due to the pandemic. What began as a seedling of an idea soon sprouted into a passion-filled community-wide project. We are humbled by the enormous response we received from eager and willing participants from Fairfax Avenue to New York City and beyond.
We believe deeply in the JFSLA mission and the charge of JFSLA Food & Hunger Programs to serve residents of Los Angeles regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. No one should have to wonder where their next meal will come from or have to choose between buying groceries and paying rent.
To find out more about the JFSLA Young Leaders or others ways to get involved, visit the JFSLA support page.