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FIGHTING POVERTY

We believe no one should ever have to choose between a home and a meal.

Our support helps people get back on their feet, regain their dignity, and build economic stability for themselves and their families.

The Facts:

  • 565,000 New Yorkers who live in Jewish households are struggling to make ends meet.
  • 180,000 children in Jewish households in New York are poor or near-poor.
  • 1 in 5 Israelis live in poverty.
  • 850,000 children in Israel live in poverty.

Our Impact:

  • 271,000 low-income New Yorkers receive basic staples to fight hunger.
  • 65,000 New Yorkers receive free legal help to stave off eviction and protect themselves from domestic violence.
  • 22,600 Jewish children in the former Soviet Union get food, clothing, and other vital services to help them survive.
  • 5,000 people receive temporary shelter and financial assistance.
  • $16 million was secured — a 25% increase in funding — to support growing demand for services at NYC’s 450 food pantries and soup kitchens, thanks to our lobbying efforts.

With thanks to our network of nonprofits.

HELP US SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED

Give to UJA and help millions of people live better lives.