The sharing of meals is at the foundation of our human need for connection and sustenance. - Arlene Miller, President & CEO, JFFS


The Meal Partners Program brings Holocaust survivors together with community volunteers who engage with them through the sharing of meals.  


Our goal is to build relationships, strengthen community, broaden the survivor’s support system, reduce isolation, and increase the survivors’ quality of life. 


Who Can Be a Meal Partner?

You, your family, or a circle of friends can volunteer to become meal partners. You will be matched with an individual survivor based on interests, background and proximity. Meals can be shared at home, in a restaurant, or in a community setting. You can even prepare a meal together if either partner enjoys cooking.  


Do I Get Training?

All volunteer Meal Partners receive special training and ongoing support so that they understand and can respond to the needs of survivors.


How Do I Get More Information?




This program is made possible through a grant from the JFNA Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care.