Chef Kristen Eck prepares kosher meals for home delivery and she could use your help!
Arthur Klein is a volunteer driver for Project 5.
Volunteer Sarah Bearden delivers fresh produce.

Administrators at Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York (JFS) report that as the holiday season approaches and the weather gets colder, the need for community volunteers grows.

Several volunteering opportunities are available.

Drivers are needed to get Jewish seniors and mostly homebound people to and from personal and medical appointments.

Individuals are also needed to grocery shop for the homebound.

Both of these opportunities allow for flexible scheduling.

An opportunity to help Chef Kristen Eck on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is available. She needs help to prepare and pack home-cooked meals for delivery across the region. People may sign up for as  many shifts as they wouldlike.

Lisa Gally, JFS director of essential services, at 518-516-1107 or can discuss and provide information about the various volunteering options.

Jewish Family Services offers support, services and resources for individuals and families of all ages.

Services include counseling, guidance for those aging in place and assistance for those facing food or financial insecurity. JFS’s staff members are available “virtually,” by telephone, or in person.

Information about services offered may be obtained from or by calling 518-482-8856.