Without traditional High Holiday Food Drives, fear of fewer food donations rises

September 18, 2020

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In past years, many area temples and synagogues have supported the Jewish Family Service food pantries through their High Holiday food drives. But this year, with most buildings closed, there will not be bins or trucks available to collect food on Yom Kippur. JFS counts on these High Holiday food drives to stock the pantries’ shelves.

With COVID-19, the number of people in Tidewater struggling to put food on their table is rising. This year the need for food is even greater with numerous local children not physically in school to receive their subsidized breakfasts or lunches and families continuing to deal with financial struggles due to unemployment or reduced work hours.

This year, consider dropping off non-perishable foods in the box in front of the Sandler Family Campus. Frozen foods can be left at the Campus security desk. The box accepts food 24/7!

The JFS food pantries are always in need of boxes of cereal, canned fruits, pasta and pasta sauce, canned proteins, soups, snack foods, and condiments.

Don’t let this year be different—continue to support the JFS food pantries.

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