Jewish Family Service Names Gabrielle Charo New Director of Nutrition Services
SAN DIEGO (June 15, 2017) – Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) has hired Gabrielle Charo as its new director of nutrition services to oversee the nonprofit’s food assistance programs, which work to alleviate food insecurity in San Diego County.
Each year, JFS provides more than 250,000 meals to San Diegans in need through community food distributions from its Hand Up Food Pantry; the Corner Market, a client-choice food pantry where clients can “shop” for the items that best fit their families’ needs; its Foodmobile program, which delivers hot, kosher meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults; and its four senior social and wellness centers throughout the county.
“I have always had a passion for food and strong connection to my Jewish heritage,” said Charo. “I love that JFS takes it a step further by helping all San Diegans, regardless of faith or background, because of its values as a Jewish organization. The more individuals and families we can help build better lives through access to healthy food, the better.”
Prior to joining JFS, Charo served as associate director for Hazon San Diego, developing relationships with local leaders and organizations to build and strengthen Jewish outdoor, food and environmental education (JOFEE) programing.
She also previously worked for Urban Kitchen Group before starting her own catering company, Gabi’s Table. Charo holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration from Boston University.
For more information about Jewish Family Service’s nutrition and food assistance programs, visit www.jfssd.org/food.
About Jewish Family ServiceSince 1918, Jewish Family Service of San Diego has been a trusted community resource for individuals and families working to build better lives. Operating throughout San Diego County and the Coachella Valley, the agency’s integrated services are focused around three goals: Empower Individuals & Families to Move Toward Self-Sufficiency, Support Aging With Dignity, and Foster Community Connection & Engagement. Many people first turn to Jewish Family Service with a specific need, such as job coaching or transportation, and that first contact often leads to a wide range of services, including counseling, education, nutritious meals, social connection, and more. JFS was named a 2016 California Nonprofit of the Year and has earned a ninth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator that highlights the work of efficient, ethical and open charities. To get help, volunteer, or to learn how JFS empowers change in our community, visit www.jfssd.org.