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“SOVA” is a Hebrew word that means “eat and be satisfied.” Much more than a food pantry, JFS { SOVA provides free groceries and an array of supportive services to over 9,000 individuals of all ages, ethnicities and religions each month. Sustenance: Free nutritious food that nourishes families, helps children perform better in school, and strengthens the elderly. Opportunity: Free on-site services including legal advocacy, job counseling, nutrition counseling, food stamp enrollment, information and referrals, case management and counseling. Volunteerism: Hundreds of people of all ages work together each week to support the program and the community. Advocacy: We reach out to the community and legislators in support of vulnerable members of society in need of food, opportunity and social services. Occasional Volunteers, as the name implies, work on a more flexible schedule. These include students earning community service credits, large groups (schools, businesses, churches, synagogues, etc.), and individuals offering their time on an intermittent basis. Volunteers are the heart of JFS { SOVA. To meet the needs of over 9,000 clients each month, we rely on a team of dedicated volunteers committed to helping to alleviate hunger in the community. We could not possibly meet our mission without them – without you! When you donate your time to the SOVA Community Food and Resource Program, you become a partner in our fight against hunger. Your participation will make a difference to families and individuals who truly need your help. And the money we save through your generous gift of time allows our agency to buy additional food and fund programs to fight hunger in Los Angeles.

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