The Fellowship, JDC Announce $52m “Food and Medicine Lifeline” in the FSU
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) today announced the launching of The Fellowship’s “Food and Medicine Lifeline,” a milestone $52 million Fellowship commitment to ensure that impoverished elderly Jews, including Holocaust survivors in the former Soviet Union (FSU), receive the critical food and medicine they need to survive. The four-year, $13 million-per-year partnership significantly expands the two-decade partnership between The Fellowship and JDC.
The newly established IFCJ Food and Medicine Lifeline ensures that life-saving assistance, provided through JDC’s local network of humanitarian services across the FSU, is delivered to tens of thousands of vulnerable Jewish elderly facing overwhelming challenges and providing a sense of community to many who have no one to turn to in their time of need.
According to The Fellowship’s most recently available 990, just over $128 million was raised [in 2014], mostly from Christians, to “assist Israel and the Jewish people.” Since its founding, The Fellowship has raised more than $1.3 billion for this work.