Volunteer Spotlight: BBYO

Teens Restock the JFS Pantry

Sixteen teen boys from the local BBYO chapter of AZA descended on JFS earlier this month, rolling up their sleeves, ready to help.  They sorted donations from a large food drive and restocked JFS’ Bag Hunger Food Pantry.  While volunteering, these young men learned about their community and made a difference in the lives of JFS clients.

BBYO (B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) is a teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.  For these teens, doing good deeds is a way to experience their Judaism.

“They made quick work of a big project. And they got the pantry restocked and ready for JFS clients in need,” said Regina Kerr Alonzo, JFS Board President and proud BBYO mom. “I really appreciate their willingness to take time from their busy schedules to come and help us.”

The food pantry provides essential food items to JFS clients who are struggling.  It also depends on volunteers to keep running.  By volunteering, the BBYO members learned more about their community – and the organizations like JFS that keep families strong and healthy.