With the High Holidays coming up, South Florida Jewish organizations are making efforts to feed people in need in the community through events and initiatives.
At Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County, Ross Adel, the agency’s Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard’s director, praised the community’s help with the High Holidays approaching.
“With the amazing help and support from our community, the Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard was able to raise over $20K for Rosh Hashanah to be able to provide gift bags and prepared meals for our Cupboard clients and Holocaust survivors,” Adel said.
Adel continued, “Each gift bag included apples, honey, grape juice, candles, a Jewish calendar, honey cake and, for the very first time, the Cupboard was able to purchase 480 prepared meals for the survivors, seniors and their significant others, giving them their choice of meals such as brisket, roasted chicken or salmon.”
“These meals were provided by B H Gourmet Foods of Fort Lauderdale,” he said.
Adel added, “Our dedicated volunteers and corporate sponsors helped the pantry pack and distribute over 1,400 bags this year, which is our largest holiday distribution to date.”
“All of this could not have been possible without the help from groups such as Publix, Humana, Greenspoon & Marder PA, Young Israel’s Empty Nesters Group, Jewish Family Home Care and the Federations Dignity project, who also packed over 800 toiletry bags and holiday cards made by young campers for each of the survivors,” he noted.
Although the agency doesn’t need any more volunteers for High Holidays food distribution, visit jfsbroward.org/ for more information.
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