The Breman Foundation, Inc., donated $12,500 to Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta to support the JF&CS Emergency Assistance Program, which has expanded significantly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding will help implement a management information system for the emergency assistance program and food pantry, according to a press release from JF&CS Jan. 25.
“This new technology will increase process efficiencies that will enable a small staff to manage data and increase the number of people processed to receive emergency assistance and food pantry assistance,” JF&CS reported. “This will include functions like validation of need, payment processing and documentation of emergency resolutions agreed upon with clients, property owners, utility vendors, and others.”
More than $650,000 has been distributed to Atlanta residents in need within the last 10 months. “As more people have suffered job losses, and decreased salaries due to the pandemic, JF&CS has worked to provide emergency assistance, resources, nutritious food, and career support to the community.”
JF&CS CEO Terri Bonoff reiterated, “Our emergency financial assistance program and our food pantry have grown exponentially during the pandemic to help thousands of people in need over the past 10 months. This grant from the Breman Foundation will help support streamlining the technology needed to get assistance to people in need as quickly as possible.”
For more information about JF&CS emergency assistance program, including the food pantry, contact 770-677-9389 or visit www.jfcsatl.org/relief.