JFS of Metrowest is proud to partner with Daniel’s Table on a new program called Womb to 5!
Womb to 5 is a long term initiative that will combine nutrition and social service interventions to ensure proper nutrition will be available to expectant mothers, newborns and their growing families.
Daniel’s Table is a proud recipient of a $100,000 Cummings Foundation grant — which in combination with a grant from the Yawkey Foundation and donations from hundreds of Metrowest residents — will support Daniel’s Table and JFS in launching this new initiative.
By committing to providing assistance during the first five years of the life of a child, and including the whole family, it opens the door to provide fresh vegetables, fruits, high quality protein and grains that will help promote healthy child growth and mental development. Selected families will also receive nutritional counseling, free cooking classes, group led support and a personalized food ordering website that will encourage access to healthier food alternatives.
JFS and Daniel’s Table strongly believe this innovative approach will help our community’s most vulnerable expectant mothers thrive and their children, when entering kindergarten, will be healthy and ready to learn.
Thank you Cummings Foundation and to all others for your support — this initiative will help impact a generation of our children and in turn the Framingham community for years to come!
About Daniel’s Table: Daniel’s Table is a community-based 501( c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to create food security through nutrition and education as the catalyst to empower individuals and families to reach their full potential. Daniel’s Table achieves this mission through continuous innovation of programming and outreach, service provision conducted with compassion and dignity and education that is respectful of culture and diversity. Visit https://www.danielstable.org/
About Jewish Family Service (JFS) of Metrowest: JFS is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating social, academic and health equity that works with over 5,000 people within the Metrowest and Greater Boston regions each year, supporting vulnerable children and families, individuals, immigrants, and older adults as they age in place. JFS provides the tools to meet life’s obstacles, to stabilize during a crisis, and optimally achieve self-sufficiency, strengthen lives, improve wellbeing, and build a stronger community. JFS’ sound fiscal management practices have earned it a 4-star rating (score=100!) from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.