Jerry Orlovsky is collecting food for Inter-Faith Community Services. Let's support Jerry with a big contribution of nonperishable food Wednesday. And remember that we're the Jelly Club! So help us keep that jelly shelf at Inter-Faith well-stocked.

I think sometimes we forget how much Inter-Faith does in our community, so here's so info from its web page, just to remind us.

 Inter-Faith is probably best-known for its food and clothing banks, which are truly a reflection of our community. Community members - schools, churches, service clubs, businesses and families, donate all the food and clothing.

One of Inter-Faith's main goals is homeless prevention. Through a variety of resources including financial assistance (rental, utility, mortgage assistance), transitional and off-site housing IFCS is able to help families achieve their housing goals, access more affordable housing or simply help its families maintain their present shelter. 

Inter-Faith also has many other programs to help the community-programs for homebound seniors: medical transportation, lunch bunch and grocery shopping help; financial assistance: medical prescriptions, gas vouchers, bus tokens and birth certificates; gift of hearing and sight programs; victim assistance; youth programs including Ready, Set, School!: a program where low-income children are sponsored by groups or individuals and the children receive a brand new outfit (shoes, underwear, clothes, socks, etc.), a new backpack and school supplies to start their school year off on the best foot possible; and Thanksgiving and Holiday Baskets for families and seniors that would not be able to celebrate these holidays without the community's help.