San Diego County CA— 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.